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Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?
Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger…
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Virtual Pong Played with a Light Orb

Virtual Pong Played with a Light Orb
Remember the old days when you played Atari’s Pong console? That was all that the console played, and we loved hitting that square shaped ball back and forth. We just didn’t know any better. It seems…
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The Ultimate Arcade Game Cake

The Ultimate Arcade Game Cake
After years of thinking about it, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a custom MAME cabinet for my basement. It’s finally coming next week, so I can’t wait to try and beat these guy’s Donkey…
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Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges

Atari 2600 Hot Wheels: Car-tridges
I like to think that I’m pretty plugged into retro geek culture, but I have to hand it to the guys over at You Found a Secret Area! for turning up something I’ve not seen before…
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RetroBall Pong System Has 4-Player, 5-Ball Mode: Super Pong II Turbo Arcade EX Championship Edition

RetroBall Pong System Has 4-Player, 5-Ball Mode: Super Pong II Turbo Arcade EX Championship Edition
As far as competitive videogames go, you can’t get any simpler than Pong. But times have changed, and so have our tastes and need for mayhem. We can’t just have birds, they need to be angry…
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Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green

Play Pong While You Wait for the Traffic Light to Turn Green
Some walk lights have buttons you can press to let the system know that there are pedestrians waiting to cross, while some others have a Pong game unit instead. Too bad you can only find the…
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Pong iPhone Anti-Radiation Case Won’t Protect You from Being Nuked

Pong iPhone Anti-Radiation Case Won’t Protect You from Being Nuked
OK, so this phone case isn’t going to actively protect you from the radioactive fallout of a nuclear bomb, but it is supposed to protect you from those harmful radiowaves that are constantly emanating from your…
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Got Lazy Fingers? Now You Can Play Pong With Your Eyes

Got Lazy Fingers? Now You Can Play Pong With Your Eyes
I once bruised my thumbs after a night-long marathon playing Tekken 3 with my college buddies. It was torture to go back to school the next day and hurdle through a pop quiz that served up…
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Game Point Art Print: How I See Myself

Game Point Art Print: How I See Myself
A videogame is the only form of art that can not only simulate an experience but immerse its audience through interaction. That simulation is of course flawed and limited – Daigo Umehara wouldn’t stand a chance…
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Digital Pong Table Takes Four Players on a Boring Retro Adventure

Digital Pong Table Takes Four Players on a Boring Retro Adventure
When I was a kid my dad owned a car lot. One day, he came home with the Pong game that the had taken as a down payment on a car. That Pong game was as…
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A Little Bit World: Classic Video Game Characters Make The World Their Stage

A Little Bit World: Classic Video Game Characters Make The World Their Stage
Made by Jonas and Simon Schwarzer, A Little Bit World sees classic video game characters emerge from a question mark block. It’s practically the low-budget version of Pixels by onemoreprod and Patrick Jean, though I wouldn’t…
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Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100

Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100
While initially I thought that this was a Pong clock, it’s actually much cooler: it’s a DIY Pong clock. It combines many of my obsessions, including DIY, retro video games, and digital clocks.…
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Bsod Belt and Pong Belts Are Perfect for Those Dressy Geek Occasions

Bsod Belt and Pong Belts Are Perfect for Those Dressy Geek Occasions
I will admit to an irrational fear of writing BSOD, saying BSOD, or thinking BSOD. I think Windows sits waiting like HAL for us to utter the word and then offers up the dreaded blue screen…
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Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like

Monochron Pong Clock is a Lot Geekier Than It Looks Like
Sander Mulder made a Pong Clock way back in 2005, but Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries ups the ante with the Monochron, a Pong-themed clock for tinkerers. If you want to have one you better know…
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Sportpong: Tennis + Football + Nerds

Sportpong: Tennis + Football + Nerds
Sportpong is a Nintendo-like take on the classic game, requiring physical movement to block or hit a virtual ball. But instead of using their hands, players put on paddles in the form of reflectors on each…
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Tabletop Pong: More Fun to Build Than to Play

Tabletop Pong: More Fun to Build Than to Play
The Evil Mad Scientists are at it again, flexing their brains and soldering stuff in their lab-or-a-to-ry. Their latest creation still does not make them evil or mad, just creative, resourceful and geeky. They’re trying to…
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