Friday, January 4, 2013

Truth Behind Sensor Bar


Truth behind sensor bar
  The Nintendo Wii’s sensor bar is a fascinating object. It somehow reads the Wiimote’s position and points onto your differently sized screen. How does the Wii work and all those really cool motions come true?
  The Xbox 360 Kinect obviously has a camera and it shoots out light, having also a silver display, lighting purple on the screen if it recognizes you and your hand. Purple? Yes that is the foundation colour for virtual reality. And as we know that Nintendo Wii came before Xbox, and brought the VR to home consoles, then it is the Nintendo Wii that has purple. Here is the sensor bar on an LG screen when it is closed:

 The Wii is turned ON, these are the observations that appear after the picture finishes loading on my mobile (it is not always visible on mobile camera until after the picture is taken) here is the observation:


  Some say it is infrared. Others say it is Bluetooth. My beloved LG Optimus 4X says its purple invisible light. Ultraviolet? That can’t be it. If it was infrared, the black surface would obviously heat up. And Bluetooth can be easily interfered, plus that no previous Nintendo console used Bluetooth feature. But it can’t be ultraviolet. Is it really purple? Is it a Poe or a Bubble? One logical thing is such a small sensor bar will not have a processor or any algorithm or circuit board, etc. So it is the Wii that knows where on the screen the pointer would be. The Wiimote and sensor bar merely send information to the Wii and the Wii processes it. The information is PURPLE, remember that. Purple is the next big thing, and even though it has gone out of style in fashion, it’s coming back on our gaming consoles.
  Finally, here is the picture that the light was invisible in until after the picture was taken:


  That adorable cat, makes me want to gather all the gratitude crystals, although it means one less keese spawn so one less monster claw hunting location.
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