PlayStation Move Hack: Measuring The Earth’s Rotation With Move

 

We’ve posted a bunch of Kinect-related hacks on our website — the Kinect hacking community is robust and growing — but today we’ve got a Playstation Move hack for you.

Scientists (presumably mad) at pabr.org have combined the Move with an old-school turntable in order to provide experimental evidence of Earth’s diurnal rotation. Basically, you can use a Move and your dad’s record player instead of a 70-meter high, perfectly weighted Foucault’s Pendulum to confirm that the earth actually rotates in space, find geographic North, and measure latitude.

It’s not really fun, per se, but it’s very, very cool. Check it out in the video below, and visit the site for tech-specs so you can recreate the device at home! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYWRgQmBKE&feature=player_embedded

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