Fancy converting your Nexus One mobile into a slot car controller? Well mobile hacker Grant Skinner has done just that with his Nexus One mobile phone. Check out the video after the jump and also the extra cool holder that converts his Nexus One into a foot pedal controller.
Skinner Summarises the hack below:
The generic mobile client connects over the LAN to the desktop app. The desktop app sends it a “surface” SWF which contains all of the graphics and logic for the interaction (allowing the host to dictate the experience). The mobile client then sends accelerometer data to the host, which interprets the data, and sends back commands to update the client UI. The host communicates with a Phidgets motor controller, which controls the speed of the cars. And yes, it supports multiple connections (limited to 2 in this case because that’s how many cars I have).
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