Physics of Angry Birds

 From Science Blog by Rhett Allain

“I think for later Angry Bird analysis, I will make my own videos. But for now, I will use some of the walkthrough videos provided by Rovio (the creators of Angry Birds). In particular, I am going to use one of these (Spoiler Alert):”

“How do you get the data from the bird? I will use my favorite Tracker Video analysis. The nice thing about Tracker (other than being free and running Windows, Mac, and Linux) is that it has a nice feature to handle both panning and zooming videos – calibration point pairs. The basic idea is to mark two features in the video and follow these throughout the clip. By marking the location of these two objects in each frame, Tracker will scale, pan and rotate the data as needed.”

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