What The Hell To Do With This Nifty Inclinometer?

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So there I was at the junkyard, sniffing out components for my next project, when I spied this... this really cool thing in a Mitsubishi Montero. A fully mechanical, self-contained inclinometer, all full of gimbals and balancers and general goodness! What the heck, I figured, and paid $5 for it. Now it sits on my desk, beckoning me: build something with me! But what?

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Murilee all I can come up with to build is a bomb of some sort with that working like a mercury switch. I spent years with one of these on my dash where it had a function and didn't know what to do with it other than show people how cool it was.