Pong beautifully remade as a physical, analog tabletop arcade game


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#2

My God. It’s finally happened. We’ve gone Full Nostalgia.


#3

This should really have the word “analog” in the title, otherwise it’s :zzz:


#4

I hope they don’t try this with Centipede-- it would make a mess.


#5

Good call, man. Thanks!


#6

It’s better than anything that the company calling itself Atari has done in a long time.


#7

How is this analog? I see ICs and stepper motors.


#8

I swear that we saw this several years ago, here on teh Boing.

But the googles, they fail me.

FAITH RESTORED (2nd try):


#9

Heh. Someone made a more complicated version of air hockey, and called it Pong.


#10

Wouldn’t it be super-awesome if they could figure out how to get it 3-D, and move it away from a flat-plane?

#THAT WOULD BE SO RAD


#11

Wow. That’s amazing. Some great craftsmanship went into that. Gorgeous. Thanks!


#12

Ugh. Case in point:


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The Pongmechanic is an electromechanical pong unit built in 2003-2004 using old telephone relays to form an analog computer. It is a thing of ingenious beauty:
http://www.cyberniklas.de/pongmechanik/indexen.html


#14

The controls are analog, if nothing else.


#15

Are they? Rotary encoders are usually digital.


#16

It’s an analog control in that the movement of the wheel is analogous to the movement of the paddle.


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#18

All I ask is for them to hold the fucking camera steady for two seconds.


#19

THAT’S THE ONE!

Thank you.


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