TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,932 Reviews & Articles | 38,213 News Posts

iFixIt breaks apart the PlayStation Move

PlayStation Move torn down, inspected and violated

| Gaming News | Posted: Sep 20, 2010 7:44 am

Check mate iFixIt.

 

Sony's latest addition to the PlayStation, Move, has been torn apart by iFixIt. They discovered it's about as "complex as a mobile phone, but without the radio chip".

 

TweakTown image news/1/6/16803_10.jpg

 

They did find some interesting things inside though - apart from the magic used to make it work:

 

"The Wii and PlayStation use different methods of locating their controllers. The Wii Remote has an infrared (IR) sensor built into the controller, and uses triangulation from the IR emitters on the sensor bar placed near the TV to locate itself. PlayStation Move, unlike the Wii, can locate the motion controller in 3D space. The PlayStation Eye camera visually recognizes the X/Y position as well as the relative size of the glowing sphere on the motion controller to pinpoint the controller's location.

 

The Move contains many of components found in today's smartphones: a processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth transmitter, vibrating motor, and even a MEMS compass. It's an amazing amount of tech for the money, even though we still think it's steep to pay $50 for a controller. Compared to a $40 WiiMote, though, it's quite the bang for the buck."

 

Is it just me, or is tech sexier when in pieces?

 

NEWS SOURCES:Crunchgear.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Gaming news at our Gaming news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases