iPodGyro

[Benjamin] submitted this slick project. It’s a gesture based control unit for the ipod and iphone. It plugs into the dock port and allows you to control the track and volume with simple gestures. While accellerometer equipped units can already “shake to shuffle”, they lack the ability to simply skip tracks forward or backward. He notes that with an accellerometer, simple gestures can be harder to decipher than with a gyro. The gyro gives the ability to tell which direction you are twisting it, so it’s easier to utilize. [Benjamin] was previously covered when he released the iPodGPS.

Comments

  1. Hong says:

    noticed that the ipod touch was locked. Imagine listening to music and running with that in your pocket…you’d never finish a song.

  2. rjSampaio says:

    im more worried whit my wrist making movements like that :)

  3. Tordre says:

    It looks like this uses the standard remote port protocol that is part of the dock connector. I guess that make this compatible with all dock connector iPods?

  4. hobofan says:

    as i can remember there was a app doing exactly the same(also skipping tracks) for the jailbroken 1.1.4 WITHOUT a gyro xDDDDD

  5. Decepticon says:

    heh, I can see the vids now of someone trying to change tracks and throwing their ipod through the tv ala the wiimotes. and yes, the whole running with this would get quite annoying.

  6. sean says:

    As if flicking your wrist that hard was easier that pressing a buttons to change those settings.

  7. SOOPERGOOMAN187 says:

    Nice hack.

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