Wiimote as car accelerometer

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Wiimote as car accelerometer

This fairly simple hack uses a Nintendo Wii remote to capture G-force readings in a car, dump it to a CSV (Comma-Separated Values) text file, and then graph it via Excel. The results aren’t the most precise, but apparently good enough to give you some useful feedback on car mods.

Wii Remote Measurements [via] – Link


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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