We've already done Lego
, an iPaq cellphone
and some random chips
we had lying around. What other commonly found objects could you make an autopilot, or some component of one, out of?
- Wiimotes (shown) have a three-axis accelerometer and an infrared sensor.
- An iPhone has an accelerometer and a light sensor
- My laptop has tilt sensors (to take the hard drive read/write head off the platter when the laptop moves)
I only wish GPS chips were more ubiquitous...
What's lying around your house that you could turn into part of an autopilot?