3D positioning controller


    Dec 18 2008 | 2:14 pm
    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!

    • Dec 18 2008 | 2:44 pm
    • Dec 19 2008 | 7:32 am
    • Dec 19 2008 | 1:46 pm
      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?
    • Jan 07 2009 | 11:05 pm
      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
      >