iPod Movement as Mouse

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  1. dajavax

    dajavax Member

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    Ok i am thinking of using the accelerometer in the ipod touch as a computer mouse. It has been done with the Wii Remote's Accelerometer (also with the IR but that's useless for the iPod Touch). Anyway, here's a video of the accelerometer one for the wii remote. As you see, when you tilt it up, it goes up, same for down, and left/right. Well, you have to see the video. This would be awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85OzSIDwwv8

    EDIT: this now comes in touchpad pro since version 4.4
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    Wiimotes don't use accelerometers, they use a sensor bar to triangulate location.

    But you can use your iPod Touch as a trackpad. Search "Telekinesis" on Google Code. Mac only.
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    needs to be ported to windows......... also SOUTHER CT???????? WESTERN CT DUDE!!!!!!!
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    - there's also VNSea & Touchpad for windows

    VNSea is my personal choice because it allows you to view your comp's screen on the itouch screen and point and click for the mouse
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    Bridgeport area.
    School in Norwalk.
    I guess that's W. CT.
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    that would be pretty cool i wouldnt mind using this
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    Wiimotes use the IR sensor bar to find their location relitave to the screen, but they also have accelerometers to detect tilting and shaking...ness

    Anyway, I've tried the using the Wiimote's accelerometer as a mouse, and it didn't really feel as nice as I thought it would. I'll just stick to TouchPad for all my computer-mouse-moving-on-an-ipod-ing
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    they do have accelerometers... and i'm not talking about a trackpad... i have touchpad pro already... i just think it might be cool like in the video... @ags1 yeah it might feel weird at the begining... but who knows... maybe you get used to it or something... anyways... this app will definetly be cool though
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    Heh New Haven here...
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    it is done... I would like to thank J Sherwani for adding this into his touchpad pro app... it was added in version 4.4

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