Gyro Screwdriver Channels Video Game Controller [VIDEO]

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August 17, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Household appliance company Black and Decker has launched a new product — their Gyro screwdriver. The Gyro is named for the gyroscopic technology it uses to operate. This technology is already used most visibly for video game controllers. Unlike other electronic screwdrivers, there isn’t a switch to determine which direction the tip turns. The Gyro recognizes when the operator turns their wrist to the right for forward motion, and to the left for reverse.

The speed is also controlled by wrist movement. After the quarter turn of the wrist to determine direction, additional turns determine speed.

The Gyro also boasts a rechargeable lithium batte…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/17/gyro-screwdriver-channels-video-game-controller-video/

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