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Submission + - Wiimote finding new use as sensors for scientists (wired.com)

garg0yle writes: Scientists are repurposing Wiimotes (the controllers for the Nintendo Wii console) 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.
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Wiimote finding new use as sensors for scientists

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