Use your Nexus One as a gas pedal

That headline got ya curious didn’t it? Well that Nexus One is indeed a “gas” pedal, only instead of fuel, it controls electricity, in the form of slot cars. Grant Skinner coded the software for the handset and a computer via Adobe Air. Once the two are connected, the phone sends the computer the accelerometer data, which then relays the speed control to the slot car track with the help of a Phidgets motor controller. Sound confusing? Well check out the video:

Pretty cool if you ask me.

[via hackaday]