Wii in Space?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Caoimhin, Mar 4, 2007.

Mar 4, 2007

Wii in Space? by Caoimhin at 10:16 PM (2,422 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Caoimhin
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    Have you ever wondered how would it be to play Wii in Space? Without gravity?

    I personally think it's not really possible. The sensors in the Wii-mote sense all kinds of forces that affect it, so it also measures the Earth gravity to know if it's going up or down. Now, without gravity it would think that the Wii-mote goes constantly up, because on Earth the up-movement would "negate" the gravity. So in the end it wouldn't be possible to play most of the games (if not even all of them) when being beyond Earth or on another planet.

    Are my theories right? What do You think of it?
     


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    get a nice tv some electircal tape strap down the sensor and tape the wii mote to ur hand ur ready for some wii tennis in space [​IMG]
     
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    it's not gravity that matters, it's acceleration.
    i think it's totally possible. maybe your movements would have to be exaggerated.
     
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    I think your theory makes sense because the axis would be always tilted. I don't know how the axis fully works but it would read you as either tilting it up or down, and you would have to turn the nunchuck/wii remote upside down so the axis would go the other way. I think that makes sense...
     
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    The disk drive probably wouldn't spin correctly, because the CD would spin one way, and the Wii would spin the other. Likewise, moving your hand to say, throw a punch, would cause you to move backwards just as fast. It also depends on what kind of tilt-sensor is built in.
     
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    there'd be some record-shattering rates of TVs being punctured.
     
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    Only one way to find out. BRB

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    do you seriously sit around and wonder about this stuff?
     
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    funny
     
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    Not the same speed, it would push you the other way with the same force. And since the rest of the body is much heavier than just the hand, you wouldn't move nearly as fast. You would jolt backwards slightly, or start spinning, but not that fast.
     
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    Just throwin this out there... you guys are huge dorks.
     
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    Why? Because we know something about elementary mechanics? Because we are dicussing something other than games? Because we would even show interest in something other than games? Because we can imagine a situation outside everyday life, without the help of a TV? Because we can think and breathe at the same time? Because we spent a fraction of time (shorter than the time it took you to post your worthless piece of spam) mulling the idea over? Or maybe because anything you don't understand must be knowlege posessed only by dorks? Wow. You must be shoulder-deep in dorks all the time, by that definition.
     
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    just throwin this out there... you might want to be nicer when posting if you ever expect any help from these 'dorks'
    now i'm off to play D&D while solving algebra proofs and watching old star trek for continuity errors [​IMG]

    btw is it just coincidence that 2 ignorant posts were made by 2 american posters?
     
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    yes it was purely coincidence. not all americans are ignorant.
     
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    Yes [​IMG]
    Sorry Veho, I couldn't resist.

    As for answering the question, Veho pretty much summed it all up. However, I have to say, of all my years of learning physics, basic mechanics is the single most mind-numbing topic I've ever encountered (although it is the most useful in the 'real world'). Hmm...

    Uselessness FTW! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, it is a coincidence. Not all of us Americans are ignorant.
     
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    love that conservation of angular momentum : ) [​IMG]
     
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    We should write a letter to NASA and ask them to take a Wii on their next space mission, then make lots and lots of tests.

    Now... If I were playing Wii on Saturn (or another planet with more gravity than on Earth) or the Moon (less gravity than on Earth), how would it look like? Would there be any changes to playing on our planet?
     
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    -.- I didn't know that the wiimote had tilt sensors. I thought it just had the IR pointer, and the X,Y,Z accelerometer, and used data from the accelerometer to determine tilt. I give Nintendo props.
     
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    From what I read on the wiimote. The Chip on board senses the the movement of molecules from right to left inside the actual chipset.

    So the question would have to be, what is the effect of molecules in space. If they are effected by gravity, then it is quite possible it will not work at all.

    I have never studies molecular activity in gravity less enviroments, so I won't pretend to answer.
     

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