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Tag: Ping Pong

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 seem a bit superfluous. But take away your opponent, and it’s not a game…

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 have a little spare-time project for you – a ping-pong ball clock. The clock…
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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 flying quadrocopter shenanigans again.…

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 to say that it looks pretty cool anyway.…

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 Wii pad for you! The TT Champion Bat is made by Shinobii Technologies and…

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 wrist in the right position to switch quickly from forehand to backhand grips. Or…

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 researchers there, because he decided to install a robot that lobbed ping pong balls…

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 a cylindrical formation, with each ball acting as a sort of pixel for projecting…

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 seconds to load the ammo – i.e. a ping pong ball – and prepare…

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 that looks like a penguin? Thankfully, placing this penguin on top of your television…

Ping Pong Printer Produces Perfect Projectiles

Ping Pong Printer Produces Perfect Projectiles
Why print on boring old paper, when you can get your message across on some nice bouncy ping pong balls? The appropriately named PingPongPrinter can print dot-matrix messages directly onto the spherical surface of ping pong balls. Builders Vern Graner and Rick Abbott of The Robot Group used a Parallax…

Wii Ping Pong Paddles: Balls of Fury

Wii Ping Pong Paddles: Balls of Fury
If you enjoy the occasional game of table tennis on your Nintendo Wii, here’s a way to complete the experience. Check out these ping pong paddles which snap on to your Wii-mote controllers. I’m not really sure why they’re being called “3-in-1”, since I can’t think of anything else they…

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls
Artists Jonathan den Breejen and Marenka Deenstra developed the interactive artwork, Ping Pong Pixel, a machine which will take in a digital image, then render a huge image using colored ping pong balls. The installation contains a 2-meter by 3-meter display board which is injected with 2700 ping pong balls…
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