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Gadget Freak Case #184: Interactive Beer Pong Table

DN Staff

April 13, 2011

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Gadget Freak Case #184: Interactive Beer Pong Table

Since Cameron Hoerig is an engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, the idea of building a typical beer pong table was out of the question. "I'm an electrical engineering student, so I should have a table that stands out," says Hoerig.

He built an interactive table. On either end of the table - where the cups stand - there are 10 LED rings composed of eight LEDs each. In the middle of each ring there's a photocell. The Ping-Pong ball triggers the sensors and the gadget's software rotates the LEDs, giving the illusion of a light spinning around the cup.

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Gadget Freak Case 148 Interactive Beer Pong Table

Gadget Freak Case 148 Interactive Beer Pong Table A



Amt

 Part Description

Allied Part #

160

3MM Red LED

2

Microchip PIC16f887 MCU

20

1 kO resistor, .1W, ±5%

20

8-bit SI-SO/PO Shift Register

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