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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

[via pabr.org]

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User Comments (5)

Paranoimia

#1

Paranoimia said:

"Move's not had quite as many cool non-gaming applications as Kinect,"

It's not that the Kinect apps are particularly cool, they just look that way compared to the games. ;-)

din_djinn

#4

din_djinn said:

Let's not start trying to make this a competition between what the Move can do apart from games versus the Kinect. There's already a clear winner in that contest.

turtlelink

#5

turtlelink said:

"the equipment is made from a Move controller, 45rpm turntable and a toilet roll tube."
Mind = Blown

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