Schematic Guts Of A PlayStation Move Controller

By Spencer . June 11, 2010 . 12:04pm

This is the PlayStation Move, Sony’s motion controller for the PlayStation 3.

 

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This is what’s inside, according to a schematic drawing from a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment America. The accelerometer tracks motion. The gyroscope detects orientation. The magnetometer measures the direction and strength of nearby magnetic fields.

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And here’s a diagram of the circuit board.

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  • Guest

    Vibrator confirmed.

    • cmurph666

      A Bluetooth Dildo.What will they think of next?

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I wonder if theres going to be any patent lawsuits for this too? Probably, eh?
    And I’m not that tech savvy, can anyone tell me if this is similar to the Wiimote?

    • NeoTechni

      It’s nothing like the wiimote

      Wii uses an infrared camera in each of the controllers to detect their position relative to infrared LEDs typically mounted on a TV. The distance the camera detects between the LEDs is used to detect depth, and this only works when the sensor bar is within the field of vision of the Wii controller
      Wii also has accelerometers in the controllers.

      Move uses a single RGB camera typically mounted on/near the TV to detect the positions of up to 4 of the LED-colored spheres and uses the size of the sphere to detect depth, this works as long as the spheres are within the field of vision of the camera and unlike Wii, is not dependent om the controller itself being able to see the camera so it works no matter what angle it’s pointed at.
      Move also has accelerometers, gyroscopes and a digital compass in the controllers.

      Now Wii uses the exact same technology as the LCD TopGun, a Lightgun for PC/PS2/XBOX
      Topgun uses an infrared camera in the lightgun to detect it’s position relative to infrared LEDs typically mounted on a TV. The distance the camera detects between the LEDs is used to detect depth, and this only works when the sensor bar is within the field of vision of the TopGun.

  • NeoTechni

    Could we have a link to the patent so we can find out what the rest is?
    412 looks like a speaker but that wasnt announced

    • leeorv

      That’s definitely an antenna and not a speaker, 106 looks like a speaker though

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5R7BWC7Q54CZEBE2U4GQZXM6ZQ craig p

    even tho it uses a camera to control it i cant see this being as sensitive as the wiimote in BRIGHT conditions and the overall set up and tech inside (other than the camera setup) seems to be a clone of the wiimote.Ps3 fans need to stop saying it isn’t, it only uses a different way to track it which in my opinion unless done precisely will not work in bright rooms which is a similar problem to what natal could easily have!!! Overall all three the wiimote, move and natal have thier own flaws and both the move and natal can be seen copies of Nintendo’s idea (natal less than move tho!)

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