Mike’s Flying Bike for Google Earth

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.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. John Novin says:

    That’s so cool. You gotta get a projector.

  2. Hahaha….
    That’s a brilliant idea, crazy yeah, but extremely cool! Reminds me of the movie E.T.

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