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Old 06-06-2011, 07:59 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by Jäger View Post
If it works like a real compass, it is going to be more sensitive to masses of nearby metal (like a motorcycle - and why we swing the compasses on vessels), nearby electronic fields from electric motors, wiring, etc.

How sensitive I have no idea.
True, though since the display doesn't have to be in the same place as the sensor, you could hang the compass in a more plastic-y area.

Someone really needs to invent/discover shielding for magnetism.
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