samzenpus from the graduated-joystick dept.
garg0yle writes "Scientists are repurposing Wiimotes as scientific sensors to help measure wind speed or evaporation from lakes, among other things. At about $40 per unit, the controller is much cheaper than specialized sensors. The scientists are still considering how to add storage and extend the battery life."
The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood
of bean counters.
-- Alan Kay