Triangulation Paper - Marino 1 Annalisa Marino Mr Winters...

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Marino 1 Annalisa Marino Mr. Winters English 101 April 4, 2012 Can You Find Me Now? How is a Nintendo Wii game console able to determine the location of a Wii Remote while a player interacts with a game? The answer is triangulation, a process that determines the location of an object by measuring the angles from two or more fixed points. Surveyors often use triangulation to measure distance. Starting at a known location and elevation, surveyors measure a length to create a base line and then use a theodolite to measure an angle to an unknown point from each side of the base line . The length of the base line and the two known angles allow a computer or a person to determine the location of a third point. 1 Similarly, the Nintendo Wii game console uses triangulation to determine the location of a Wii Remote. A player places a sensor, which contains two infrared transmitters, near or on top of a television. While the player uses the Wii Remote, the Wii game console determines the remote’s location by calculating the distance and angles between the Wii Remote and the two
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course COMPUTER 1706 taught by Professor Barter during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley College.

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Triangulation Paper - Marino 1 Annalisa Marino Mr Winters...

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