Virtual Flying Using a Bike and Google Earth


Okay, here's how you do it. You take one (1) bike, one (1) Google Earth Flight simulator (built in to the Google Earth download), and a lot of creativity , along with a used bike, and presto you are riding a virtual magic carpet exercise bike.  The video shows the bike in action,  and it looks like a hoot. The pedals control the power, the handlebars serve as the steering (logical) and a couple extra levers serve as the rudder and elevator (apparently).  A SunSPOT, a 3d wireless controller that speaks java,  serves as the connection to the PC.  Put it all together and you have some fun.


Aloha from the Beach


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