Jose Julio has created an air hockey robot
The robot was made using 3D printer parts
Arduinos, a video camera and a PC help to control the robot
The camera helps to calculate the trajectory of the puck
Julio estimated that the table cost about €200 (US$273) to build
If you hated losing to the computer at Pong, then at least you could console yourself with the knowledge that the computer was on home turf; the contest took place in the computer's ethereal realm of ones and naughts. Now, a project by Spanish tinkerer Jose Julio has given rise to a competitive, merciless air hockey machine that will lay bare your mortal frailties and beat you into submission on your own physical terms. What's more, it's built largely with 3D printer parts.
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