OpenMoko Remote Controller (SoC)

David Murrell dmurrell at
Sun Apr 27 09:58:45 CEST 2008

Wait a minute...

/me backs up the metaphorical truck...

Just _how_ accurate are these accelerometers?

Are we talking the sorta half second delay with exagerated drunk movements
required to operate the nintendo wii, or precise movements that can catch my
cat doing the sideways wiggle in realtime before she jumps at something if I
was to strap it to her? 
(Yes, I realise that attaching a phone to a cat is like trying to pin the
tail on a live donkey, you get one chance, and then its all pain, but I


-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces at
[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Flemming Richter
Sent: Sunday, 27 April 2008 5:56 a.m.
To: List for Openmoko community discussion
Subject: Re: OpenMoko Remote Controller (SoC)

On 4/26/08, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen <quatrox at> wrote:
> It would be nice if we can choose between input.
> Sometimes it is nice to use the touchscreen as a mice, while other 
> times I would prefer the accelerometers (e.g.
> if you want to use the display to something else at the same time).

... and if you use the accelerometers, you can actually move the device just
like if it was a mice:) That would be very cool. Tilting is also an
alternative and should be implemented before this regular mice behavor
thing, since it is a lot more easy to code.

Please don't send me Word or PowerPoint attachments.

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