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Ping Pong Ball Suction Construction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSUFJkqUAWc?hl=en&start=0&fs=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18

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

4 thoughts on “Ping Pong Ball Suction Construction

  1. 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… ?

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John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He builds project for Adafruit Industries. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter/IG @johnedgarpark

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