Move Can Be Used to Measure the Earth's Rotation
Posted by James Newton
Take that, Kinect!
Move's not had quite as many cool non-gaming applications as Kinect, but this video does a lot to redress the balance.
As you know, the PlayStation Move controller contains plenty of motion-sensing technology, including a magnetic field sensor and three gyroscopes, which make it accurate enough to detect something none of us notices: the Earth's rotation.
Called the Copernitron, we won't pretend to understand the science behind this, but we love the makeshift nature of the build: the equipment is made from a Move controller, 45rpm turntable and a toilet roll tube.
Have a look at the video below but beware: science overload