X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

905 Ping Pong Balls Turned Into an Interactive Video Screen

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

This unique art installation uses a canvas of 905 individual ping pong balls as a projection surface for interactive video imagery.

905_ping_pong_projector

For his work titled 905, artist maybites suspended 67 strings of ping pong balls in a cylindrical formation, with each ball acting as a sort of pixel for projecting digital images. As an individual enters the cylinder of balls, a webcam tracks the person’s movements which in turn impact the images displayed on the ping pong balls.

905_ping_pong_projector_2

By setting up a special mirror in the ceiling, the projector beams are reflected onto the surfaces of the white balls, creating an ethereal glow that almost looks like the light is emanating from the balls themselves.

905_ping_pong_projector_3

Here’s a short video clip showing off the ping pong ball light curtain in action:

From the looks of it, maybites created the installation in late 2007, but there’s no information on when or where you can see 905 in person. For now, I guess you’ll just have to settle for the pictures and video above. Or you could always try and make your own ping pong projection screen.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Resistance Door Gym

Resistance Door Gym

The World’s Smallest Knife

The World’s Smallest Knife

Star Trek: The Metal Generation

Star Trek: The Metal Generation

Advertisement
Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Concepts from Future Past: 2003 Mercury Messenger

Concepts from Future Past: 2003 Mercury Messenger

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Racer to take on the Nürburgring

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Racer to take on the Nürburgring