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[Escapist]PlayStation Move Hacked to Prove Earth's Rotation ... Again

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While its motion sensing cousin gets all of the hype, the accuracy of the PlayStation Move can provide some really awesome data that previously required specifically designed instruments.
Back in the day, and I mean way back, we humans were not so sure what happened up in the sky. Sure, it looked like the sun moved around us, as did the moon, and the stars all rotated in the sky in a pattern that suggested that the Earth was at the center of it all. But then a guy named Nicolaus Copernicus posited that the Earth in fact revolved around the sun and the day and night cycle was caused by Earth's rotation on an axis. His theories were revolutionary and controversial, and the championing of the heliocentric view of our solar system landed Galileo in house arrest by none other than the Catholic Pope in Rome.



awesome!


http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...Rotation-Again
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inb4 suing comments.

FYI to anyone who plans to bring up suing cases: This hack didn't reverse engineer, modify, and redistribute copyrighted software that was willingly agreed to use properly.

On topic. This is boring, but cool. Boring as in, this is just boring. Cool as in, I hope this leads to other cool things. xD
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What was that bit about the gyro sensors being dumbed down so they are no classified at missile components?

Cause if you take something like this, bump up the sensitivity even more, and pair it with a hexacopter, then the game is over.



We'd be talking slowly, but home made attack drones.
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What was that bit about the gyro sensors being dumbed down so they are no classified at missile components?

Cause if you take something like this, bump up the sensitivity even more, and pair it with a hexacopter, then the game is over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYujjP5J-k


We'd be talking slowly, but home made attack drones.
Yikes, put some Gentle Typhoons on that thing..
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What was that bit about the gyro sensors being dumbed down so they are no classified at missile components?

Cause if you take something like this, bump up the sensitivity even more, and pair it with a hexacopter, then the game is over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYujjP5J-k


We'd be talking slowly, but home made attack drones.
I can see this dropping a draino bomb and really hurting someone.... better not give this to someone stupid enough to try...
    
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Is that a turntable?
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Whoa lagggg
    
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