Remember that old game, Pong, from Atari? It’s been a while, but the team at the Table Pong Project has whipped up something that just might bring it back and into our daily lives. This project looks to be a rather futuristic approach to the classic game, where it is being brought from its digital form to a physical form. This Pong-infused coffee table includes the retro sounds and bouncing lights, and it maintains the same mechanics to stay true to the original gameplay. It’s not just any Pong-themed table, either, the Table Pong Project is officially licensed by Atari. It is meant for the home, the office, and even public bars.
What’s the magic behind all this? Well, the main component required to make the 2D movement illusion of the game possible, is magnets. The minimalistic design is aimed to bring back memories of the X generation, as it is a mixture of modern tech and arcade machines from the 80’s. As for the features, the table includes the Pong game, a digital clock, Bluetooth speakers, and 4 USB charger ports. To set it on stand by mode, close the custom design lids and you have a regular, neat and retro looking coffee table. The Table Pong Project plans to start shipping in November on Kickstarter, and you can pre-order it now for $1,100 (limited units) before it reaches $1,690 later this year.
Thanks to electronics, electric motors and magnetic fields, we managed to create a playable coffee-pong table that comes not only with the game but also a classic digital clock displayed on its top, usb ports mounted on the rack and the possibility of streaming music via Bluetooth. Atari PONG licensed us so we are bringing it back, in an original, stylish and super fun way! We are, in fact, a small team. And every member of the team is specialized in one of the areas involved. Since we are all human (not according to Elon, we could be a simulation) , there is a small although very unlikely chance that some problems such as illness may happen and we get a little delayed.
Source: Table Pong Project