3D positioning controller

Dec 18, 2008 at 2:14pm

3D positioning controller

I’m looking for a sensor that would return its position on 3 axis in a small range (2 ft x 2 ft x 2ft).
I’d like this to be connected to an output mapping system, in order to control the diffusion of sound through a system of 24 loudspeakers.
I won’t have any problem with doing a patch to manage this, but I really don’t know where to find such a sensor.
I’ve heard that by combining a gyrometre and an accelerometer, you can get a position… is it true? Does anybody know any other sensor that would do this with precision, maybe a GPS???

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

#41399
Dec 18, 2008 at 2:44pm

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Dec 19, 2008 at 6:37am

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Dec 19, 2008 at 7:32am

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Dec 19, 2008 at 1:46pm

Wetterberg : Does the Gametrak calcultes the position by itself or would I have to do a patch that evaluate it by getting some other data from the controller?
It seems interesting, though it doesn’t seem available neither in Canada nor in United States, and since I don’t care about having a cable or not, I’d be happy getting one of the older ones.

It’s sad that the Wii controller doesn’t give the position… I managed to get the orientation of the controller by analysing the accelerometer data, but nothing near a position detection system…
Maybe there is some hope with the Wii MotionPlus?
Anybody has a clue?

#147376
Jan 7, 2009 at 11:05pm

You can do x-y-z position tracking fairly easily with two cameras in a
controlled environment which it sounds like you are aiming for.

just use a precisely coloured ball or something to track and the rest is
done in max.

Cheers,

Carey

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Pm B wrote:

>
> Wetterberg : Does the Gametrak calcultes the position by itself or would I
> have to do a patch that evaluate it by getting some other data from the
> controller?
> It seems interesting, though it doesn’t seem available neither in Canada
> nor in United States, and since I don’t care about having a cable or not,
> I’d be happy getting one of the older ones.
>
> It’s sad that the Wii controller doesn’t give the position… I managed to
> get the orientation of the controller by analysing the accelerometer data,
> but nothing near a position detection system…
> Maybe there is some hope with the Wii MotionPlus?
> Anybody has a clue?
> –
> Pm B
>

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