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Physics Experiments with Nintendo Wii Controllers

Physics Education Volume 46, Number 1, ISSN 0031-9120


This article provides a detailed description of the use of Nintendo Wii game controllers in physics demonstrations. The main features of the controller relevant to physics are outlined and the procedure for communicating with a PC is described. A piece of software written by the author is applied to gathering data from a controller suspended from a spring undergoing simple harmonic motion, a pair of controllers mounted on colliding gliders on a linear air track, and a person jumping from a balance board. (Contains 4 figures.)


Wheeler, M.D. (2011). Physics Experiments with Nintendo Wii Controllers. Physics Education, 46(1), 57-63. Retrieved August 17, 2019 from .

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