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This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand

This Robot Can Beat You at Table Tennis with Just One Hand

Back in 2011 we featured a couple of humanoid robots designed to play table tennis. Industrial mechanic Ulf Hoffman recently unveiled a similar robot that he and his friends have been working on for the past…

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Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the…

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iStrike Shuttle iOS Drone Drops Ping Pong Balls

iStrike Shuttle iOS Drone Drops Ping Pong Balls

There are plenty of R/C flying toys on the market these days, but I don’t know of many that can actually launch projectiles. The iStrike Shuttle is a flying drone which can not only buzz around,…

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Death Star Carved out of a Ping Pong Ball

Death Star Carved out of a Ping Pong Ball

This miniature Death Star is the ultimate power of the table tennis universe. That’s right, this Death Star was actually created by carving a ping pong ball.…

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Spider-Man Ping-Pong Table: Spins a Net, Any Size

Spider-Man Ping-Pong Table: Spins a Net, Any Size

Peter Parker Plays Ping-Pong Professionally. Try saying that 10 times fast. If you love the Marvel superhero and are excited for the new movie, you might want to check out this Limited Edition Spider-Man ping-pong table.…

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Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Robots Playing Ping-Pong: The Future’s So Bright…

Playing table tennis is not something that should be easy for robots to do, so I was actually surprised that these ping-pong playing bots were unveiled in China. These smart ‘bots will play till 21, and…

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Table Tennis for One?

Table Tennis for One?

When you think about it, ping pong is kind of a silly game to begin with. You know, a couple of grown adults smacking a tiny hollow ball across a tabletop with all their might does…

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Ping-Pong Ball Clock: Table Tennis Tells Time

Ping-Pong Ball Clock: Table Tennis Tells Time

Got 105 spare ping-pong balls, and an equivalent number of LEDs lying around? Yep, thought so. Well if you’re looking for something to do with all those random objects, the guys over at Hack A Day…

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Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?

Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, or Ping Pong Match?

Got a couple of fancy quadrocopters floating around? Why not teach them some cheap tricks – like how to juggle balls. The guys from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are up to their…

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iPhone Ping Pong Paddle Case Not Really Meant for Whacking Balls

iPhone Ping Pong Paddle Case Not Really Meant for Whacking Balls

Although playing ping pong without a paddle isn’t really an option (hands don’t really do the trick), I don’t think that using this new case on your iPhone will do the trick either. However, I have…

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Shinobii Wii Ping Pong Paddle: Perfect for Smacking Balls

Shinobii Wii Ping Pong Paddle: Perfect for Smacking Balls

The Wii has had its share of crazy controllers. This is definitely a strange one: it’s a reproduction of a table tennis paddle. One thing’s for sure, if you love table tennis, then this is the…

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Brodmann Blades: Like Playing Ping Pong With Mittens

Brodmann Blades: Like Playing Ping Pong With Mittens

I suppose these fall into the “why didn’t I think of that” bucket of ideas. If you’ve ever tried to play a game of ping pong, you know how tricky it can be to get your…

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Robot Fires Ping Pong Balls as a High Tech, but Fairly Boring Prank

Robot Fires Ping Pong Balls as a High Tech, but Fairly Boring Prank

A member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Modlab spent the summer at Willow Garage, makers of the door-opening, self-plugging PR2 robot. Either the Modlab guy was really good friends or secretly annoyed with one of the…

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905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen

This unique art installation uses a canvas of 905 individual ping pong balls as a projection surface for interactive video imagery. For his work titled 905, artist maybites suspended 67 strings of ping pong balls in…

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Lethal Pneumatic Ping Pong Gun: ‘Nuff Said.

Lethal Pneumatic Ping Pong Gun: ‘Nuff Said.

MAKE magazine fan/artist/inventor/sculptor/prototyper/modern da Vinci Ron Kissinger built an air-powered gun that turns ping pong balls into balls of fury. The gun has a magazine that can fire up to 14 shots. It takes a few…

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Ping Pong Penguin Video Game Marches Onto Your Tv

Ping Pong Penguin Video Game Marches Onto Your Tv

Sure, you could be playing ping pong on your Nintendo Wii, but why would you play on a system with a boring rectangular sensor bar you can have a video game console comes with a receiver…

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