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Enginursday: SparkFun Pong

A new twist to the classic party game, Beer Pong!

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For decades Beer Pong has been played the same way; two teams stand on opposite ends of a table and take turns throwing ping pong balls into cups on the other side. The game is so popular, there are even arcade machines that let you play on your own to your heart's content ... or until you run out of quarters.

Whether you play with friends at a party or on your own, the game hasn't changed much ... until now.

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I saw a new twist on the game a few months ago when a group of people decided to tape the cups onto Roombas. I was inspired to put a twist of my own on the game by giving control over the movement to the players. Here's how that worked, for your viewing pleasure:

If you'd like to build your own, here are the parts that I used:

You can find the most recent laser cutter files and code on GitHub here.

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