Ok, I have to say this is the craziest way to control Google Earth I’ve seen yet (even crazier than the ping pong ball interface). This guy Mike has used a SunSPOT (a 3D sensor device that has a Java software interface) to enable his bicycle to serve as a flight control joystick for Google Earth’s flight simulator. He claims the pedals serve as the power control, and has built a couple other lever controls for what looks like aerolon (banking) controls. Anyway, check out Mike’s Flying Bike YouTube video:
Thanks to Mike Pegg for the tip!
Btw, here are tips on flying the Google Earth flight simulator.