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.