NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1015442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Wiimote on the Playground
Erickson, Michael; Ochoa, Romulo; Ochoa, Cris
Physics Teacher, v51 n5 p272-275 May 2013
In 2010, the Wiimote was upgraded with three-axis gyroscopes that can measure rotational velocities up to 2000 deg/s. The improved remote is referred to as the Wii MotionPlus. We present experiments that use the gyroscope's capabilities and compare data acquired in lab settings with those obtained in playground environments. Van Hook et al. and Taylor et al. make good cases of the benefits of using the playground as a laboratory. We expand on the experiences they describe. (Contains 8 figures.)
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A