Ichabod is itchy

July 24, 2006

Mac toys

Filed under: webTech — by ichabodisitchy @ 7:18 pm

For those of you with Macs (Ian–eyes on you!!) here are a couple of cooooool toys that use the internal sudden motion sensor on your computer. Your Mac obviously needs to have a sudden motion sensor, so they only work on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

First up is the SeisMac— a groovy application that turns your Macbook into a seismograph and displays x,y and z motion in a multi-real-time graph. For example, here’s a screen shot:


The high movement shown above is obviously me shaking the computer to get a good picture! But it’s really very sensitive– mine picks up me tapping the floor under the table for example, and even if I talk loudly to the computer!

Even more cool– combine a Mac with starwars and what do you get? The MacSaber!

21732.jpg This also uses the sudden motion sensor–but rather than a visual effect, you get an audio result. If you’re even a tiny starwars fan, you will be delighted when you hear your Macbook turn into an instant lightsaber. Move the computer around and listen to the swoosh, swoosh, swoosh…


1 Comment »

  1. Heheh. I already got the MacSaber. It was fun for the first half hour, then the girlfriend told me to get a life. Seismograph looks like a must-have, though…

    Comment by Ian — July 25, 2006 @ 6:17 pm |Reply

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