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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    PlayStation Move Controller Schematics Revealed in FCC Listing

    A few months back a PlayStation Move FCC listing was uncovered revealing Model CECH-ZCM1U, and today SiliconEra.com (linked above) has discovered schematics of exactly what makes Sony's PlayStation Move Controller function with the PS3 entertainment system.

    To quote: "This is what's inside, according to a schematic drawing from a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

    The accelerometer tracks motion. The gyroscope detects orientation. The magnetometer measures the direction and strength of nearby magnetic fields. And here's a diagram of the circuit board."

    Those interested can check out the PlayStation Move Controller schematics below.

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  2. #2
    Mexicodude908 Guest
    at least we know it has vibration so it won't be a fail like the first controller.

  3. #3
    The Unknown Guest

    Question Quick Question

    I was wondering what is the magnetometer for?? i know the rest, just not that?

  4. #4
    MagikRevolver Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by The Unknown View Post
    I was wondering what is the magnetometer for?? i know the rest, just not that?
    Most likely so it knows which way is North. Possibly for tracking and integrating true direction into games, because they're crazy like that.

    I really hope they lose 404, or mocap, its a bit of a waste. Just add an extra accelerometer and a few fiducials across the device, it would accomplish the same thing and possibly more. I don't like it, they had a chance to do something great, and they made that thing that looks like a scepter. I feel like this is something my sorc should have held back in the D2 days.

  5. #5
    laggmaster Guest
    Eh they could have given it a cooler design, I agree with MagikRevolver said kinda looks like a wand, and i dont feel like playing wizzard in all of those bound to be cheasy games that are going to come out for it... i can see a plus side though if the ps3 is ever hacked then we should be able to make a wii emulator lol

  6. #6
    KallaiR Guest
    the magnetometer is needed to have a specific direction each time it boots. this way it knows how much you turn it and where you turn it in comparison to the Poles.

  7. #7
    LIL935 Guest
    It is very complicated, despite this system being based on the nintendo wiimote.. even as they innovate and their emphasis on detection of moving is more intuitive.

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