Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

3D Printer Air Hockey

hockey.jpg

Much like synchronised swimming, air hockey isn’t exactly the most entertaining of solo pursuits - rather a sad affair in truth.

Though this might not the case for much longer following the rather brilliant news that computer programmer Jose Julio invented his own air hockey robot by using a 3D Printer and a PlayStation 3.

Working on three motors, the robot was not only programmed to respond to colour for the mallet and the puck, utilising PlayStation Eye for vision, but to also calculate where the puck will go.

As you can see from the video below, it’s quite an impressive set-up, potentially heralding a new dawn of air hockey - one in which we can practice alone without fear of looking like losers - and giving us another reason to be in awe of 3D printers.

Related

virus-hero-1.jpg

Charming computer virus dolls

product hero.jpg

Fictional product posters

hero2.jpg

Worst Music Video Product Placements

krispy_krunch.jpg

Best invention ever?

EarthquakeBedHERO.jpg

Earthquake-Resistant Bed Invented

burritobot.jpg

3D printer creates customised burritos

Comments

More

NASA tests supersonic jet which could go from London to NYC in 3 hours

The 'X-Plane' could change travel forever

by Emily Badiozzaman
27 Feb 2017

Brian Cox says the Large Hadron Collider has proved ghosts don't exist

So you can all stop being spooked

by Dave Fawbert
27 Feb 2017

'Game of Thrones' star and 'UK's tallest man' dies aged 36

RIP, Mag the Mighty

by Emily Badiozzaman
27 Feb 2017

Jackie Chan brought two teddy bears as his dates to the Oscars

They were a bit stuffy

by Emily Badiozzaman
27 Feb 2017

Jimmy Kimmel jokes about Mahershala Ali's name, Twitter calls racism

#OscarsStillQuiteWhite

by Emily Badiozzaman
27 Feb 2017

Donald Trump's mate "Jim" says we can't go to Paris anymore

Sounds like a reliable source

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

Bradley Lowery is going to be England mascot

Fantastic news for the young Sunderland fan

by Matt Tate
24 Feb 2017

Straight men are officially the worst people in the world at sex

But don't worry, apparently there's a way to fix it

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

A trampoline park with laser tag and a mega slide is coming to London

For those who want to OD on activities

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017

Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has his say on Primark t-shirt

Shirt happens

by Emily Badiozzaman
24 Feb 2017