Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - tilt - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:14:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tilt Switches Made from Bottles of Craft Beads http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Switches-Made-from-Bottles-of-Craft-Beads/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2011 09:25:33 PST
Sensitive Tilt Trigger http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensitive-Tilt-Trigger/
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By: Captain Napalm

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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:49:08 PST
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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By: frank26080115

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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
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By: adafruit

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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Five-cent Tilt Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-cent-Tilt-Sensor/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:41:01 PST