Our editors have compiled a list of the “Top 5 Strangest (or Coolest) Pong Creations” for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?
Honorable Mention – LEGO Mindstorms Pong
A LEGO fanatic created this Mindstorms robot capable of playing a Pong-like game. Here’s what its creator had to say:
I have a webcam and it’s controlled through infrared using a laptop computer. There’s no tricks.
5. LED Pong Hat
LushProjects created this nifty hat that sports “two 21×10 dot displays each made from 6 LED modules” — capable of displaying text, Invaders, and Pong.
I wanted to have the display respond to its environment. The system includes a microphone and amplifier which feeds in to one of the A/D ports on the AVR
4. 3D Display Cube Pong
James Clar presents the “3D Display Cube”, “a spatial display device capable of presenting true 3D video and animations”.
Using 1000 LEDs as spatial pixels, each display Cube is able import photoshop files and video to be viewed in the display region. Interactive elements such as video cameras and live audio can also be connected to the Cube to generate live spatial imagery