Cardboard Table Tennis Folds Down Into a Portable Cardboard Suitcase

The next time you're stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard… » 2/20/15 2:52pm 2/20/15 2:52pm

A 3D-Printed Squeezable Ping-Pong Ball That Won't Dent

Even if you've got the table, some choice paddles, and enough room to play, a game of ping-pong can still be undone if you can't find a tiny plastic ball that isn't dented. Table tennis balls are notoriously easy to damage, rendering them useless to play with, which is what inspired Philipp Günther to create the… » 6/11/14 9:20am 6/11/14 9:20am

A Round Ping Pong Table With a Spinning Net Makes College Even Harder

The average college student spends the majority of their time either playing foosball or ping pong. It's arguably one of the most vital skills you can leave higher education with, but it's important to keep improving yourself after graduation. And that's why this round ping pong table with a net that's free to spin is… » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

This Ping Pong-Playing Robot Arm Is Probably Better Than Most of Us

The KUKA Robot Group is already hyping its upcoming match next week between one of its robotic arms and professional table tennis champion Timo Boll. But hobbiest engineers can make ping-pong bots too. Here's Ulf Hoffmann's garage version, which is surprisingly competitive given its amateur status. » 3/09/14 3:00pm 3/09/14 3:00pm

A Sleek Ping Pong Table You Won't Want To Hide in the Basement

Billiard tables have become bonafide works of art that some people furnish entire rooms around—but ping pong tables are only just catching up. But the hideous green folding contraptions of yesteryear are quickly being replaced with sleek pieces like this gorgeous Bola Service Table designed by Barcelona-based studio… » 10/08/13 5:00pm 10/08/13 5:00pm

What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle

There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over… » 2/04/13 8:34am 2/04/13 8:34am