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ERIC Number: EJ1013788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Interdisciplinary School Project Using a Nintendo Wii Controller for Measuring Car Speed
Hansen, Nils Kristian; Mitchell, James Robert
Physics Education, v48 n2 p184-189 Mar 2013
This work examines the feasibility of employing a Nintendo Wii game controller for measuring car speed in an interdisciplinary school project. It discusses the physical characteristics of the controller and of vehicle headlights. It suggests how an experiment may be linked to topics in mathematics, statistics, physics and computer science. An algorithm for calculating speed from repeated recordings of car headlights is provided. Finally the results of repeated experiments with an approaching car are provided. (contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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