Instructables member pcdevltd of Auckland, New Zealand, inspired by a this labyrinth, used his Android ADK kit (which is SO awesome) to build a phone-controlled ball maze. [Via Hacked Gadgets]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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  • Anonymous

    certainly very cool remote control.   but if you set the phone right on-top of the maze (so it received the tilt feedback of its own direction) could you program it to play a ‘perfect game’ autonomously?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thharris Thomas Harris

    plus 1 internets if you can the camera on the phone to track your progress

    • Tim Kemp

      I was expecting him to do that.  It was a bit disappointing he hadn’t.  I don’t think it would be especially difficult with the phone rigidly mounted.  What would be challenging would be to do it with the phone handheld.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYJUFVXRH2DWLTHSLBO2ENEEHQ Gregg

    Interesting concept. Again. Of course using Instructables detracts from the useful nature of the whole business. That also surfaced on Hack A Day as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYJUFVXRH2DWLTHSLBO2ENEEHQ Gregg

    Interesting concept. Again. Of course using Instructables detracts from the useful nature of the whole business. That also surfaced on Hack A Day as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYJUFVXRH2DWLTHSLBO2ENEEHQ Gregg

    Interesting concept. Again. Of course using Instructables detracts from the useful nature of the whole business. That also surfaced on Hack A Day as well.