Some ideas for the accelerometer

Dean Collins Dean at
Fri Oct 12 13:51:19 CEST 2007

Kind of like the IBM hard drive accelerometer knock applications (only
in linux unfortunately).

Check out the link here if you haven't seen it before 


Dean Collins
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: community-bounces at [mailto:community-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Dietz Proepper
> Sent: Friday, 12 October 2007 5:45 AM
> To: community at
> Subject: Some ideas for the accelerometer
> 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 a
> Neo to try, but if the accelerometer is sensible enough to realize
such an
> 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
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