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cellphone vibration detection?


Tom Horsley

Jan 1, 1970
No, I'm not looking to set off bombs, but I was wondering if I could
redesign this ridiculous thing:

right now, I watch for the display lighting up so I can get notified
there is an incoming call (and judging from the mail I get, there
is apparently a fair sized demand for a product like this, but I still
haven't seen a commercial version).

I see cheap little vibration sensor "chips" out there. What are the odds
one could be used to detect the kind of vibration a vibrating cellphone
produces, but ignore most other normal activities (like picking it up
and putting it down?).

Just curious if I could continue the rube goldberg design philosophy
with a mark III detector someday?