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Cyclepong 2.0 – Play pong with bicycles

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Play pong with bicycles – Cyclepong 2.0

Cyclepong is an update of the classic arcade game Pong to use bikes as the controllers. To read about the first version of Cyclepong go to the Cyclepong page. I always wanted Cyclepong to be something that lots of people would get to play with. My original idea was to take it to music festivals over the summer, but things took a bit of an unexpected turn after I took it to the Dorkbot London Christmas special.

One of the people who played Cyclepong at Dorkbot was Tessa Hunkin who was there showing her lovely work on illuminated books. She suggested her brother Tim Hunkin might be interested as he runs an alternative amusement arcade on Southwold Pier. Through Tim we arranged to demonstrate Cyclepong to the pier’s manager Stephen one winter afternoon.

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  1. http://www.xs4all.nl/~oertijd/ppong/descript.htm

    Two rebuilt bicycles are placed in front of a monitor. Each bicycle serves as power supply for an old style Pong computer game with the steer controlling the bat. Time to sweat, especially for die-hard computer users who only for reasons of sentiment can be coaxed into physical action. Therefore the setting will be accommodated as field gym with pills, towels and water. Or maybe it is mere a pop-art fairy in disguise illustrating the intensive labor of computer usage and a tribute to old hardware.

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:HAL_2001_Power_Pong.jpg

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