PlayStation Move hack detects the Earth's rotation

Hacking's not just for Kinect anymore

Kinect hacks are all the rage these days, but Move is capable of some pretty cool stuff as well. Using little more than a turn table, Linux, and a Move controller, the fellows at pabr.org built a device which can measure the rotation of the Earth. It can even find the geographic north and sense altitude.

The video describes how they made the device in great detail, but the short version is that it measures subtle movement within the Move controller as it spins around on the turntable.

[Source: Joystiq]

Feb 23, 2011

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