Some ideas for the accelerometer
neosenate at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 12:11:59 CEST 2007
On 10/12/07, Fabian Off <fabian2de-mailinglisten at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Am Freitag 12 Oktober 2007 11:44:52 schrieb Dietz Proepper:
> > Hi,
> > first, I'm new to this list, hello.
> > Second, an the reason to subscribe ;-) I've got an idea for using the
> > accelerometer. If it came up before, sorry for the bandwidth.
> > But now, for the real stuff.
> > The following scenario, you carry your phone in some pocket. Now it
> > but you want it to get quiet quickly. What happens? You start digging
> > your phone, struggle for the "get quiet" button. Wouldn't it be more
> > comfortable to simply knock at the pocket (and therefore the phone),
> > detect the acceleration of the shock and shut off the bell? I don't have
> > Neo to try, but if the accelerometer is sensible enough to realize such
> > event, it should be quite easy to implement I think.
> > If that works, making "knocking the phone" some kind of input event
> > be the next logical step...
> > What do you think?
> > kindest regards,
> > Dietz Proepper
> Well, this exact idea didn't came up before, but there was a discussion
> whether an accelerometer could/should be use for input. The summary is:
> due to the fact the accelerations are too un-uniqe. They might happen
> walking, or anywhere else...
> I personally do like this idea, but I think it's too hard to implent...
> on a Macbook Pro with motion sensors, and it's nearly impossible to detect
> whether it's been moved or shaken...)
> Fabian Off
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Is it sensitive enough to "hear" an amount of knocks together with frequency
of those knocks? For example if it was ringing in your pocket, could you
knock it x amount of times to a frequency (like a theme tune)?
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