Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

This appeals to my childish desire to add more chaos to the game of ping pong. From Make: friend Niklas Roy

In Spring/Summer 2012 both guys were invited to create an installation version of Ping Pong Country in Lille’s Gare St. Sauveur. They were a bit tired of doing the same thing for such a long time over and over again, so they asked me to contribute some machinery to the environment in order to make it a bit different in its actual version. I came up with the devilish plan to offer the audience an opportunity for sabotaging the game in a playful way.

While some people play ping pong (preferably more than two players which then have to run around the table) another visitor can confuse the players via a separate control panel which is part of the sabotage edition: This destructive master mixer lets you switch the music to Heavy Metal (accompanied by disturbing strobe light); you can turn on fans on the ceiling for an additional wind challenge; you can just add some funny train and animal sounds with a supercool children’s toy, or – and now it comes – you can spill plenty of balls onto the ping pong table which you collected beforehand with the “Ping Pong Ball Suction Construction”!


Ping Pong Ball Suction Construction


Related

Comments

  1. miroslava von schlochbaum says:

    foolish me, i was so certain that this setup was going to end up “pneumatically” playing and endless automatic ping-pong game that i watched it all the way to end. cute kid… but… ?

  2. Marie says:

    It would really make the game of Pingpong more exciting!

In the Maker Shed