Everyone assumes that one day robotic arms will be dominating human opponents at the inevitable Cyber Olympics. If IBM’s research division has anything to say about it, flying drones could pose the bigger threat to mankind’s gold medal dreams.
If you weren’t lucky enough to land your dream job at a hip startup with free lunches and ping pong tables on every floor, Suck UK has your consolation prize with a set of three notebooks that double as a pair of paddles and a net for spontaneous table tennis matches.
You probably spent weeks trying to find the perfect furniture for your living room, so why just put any old ping pong table in your rec room? If you’ve got the room (and the money to hire movers) this table, including the net, is made from salvaged rails and lumber that one supported real trains.
Here's a new take on Beer Pong that makes the game appear more like traditional table tennis so you can play it with friends in your basement rec room while your parents are still in the house and none the wiser.
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…
Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.
If you feel like your table tennis set-up needs a little more... oomph, then look no further than Stiga's new Studio table: a regulation playing surface that happens to pack a 2,800 watt sound system. Beer pong will never be the same again.
Who says coffee tables can only serve as magazine storage, beverage holders, or less than comfortable footrests? Huzi Design's Ping-Pong coffee table proves they can also be a great way to entertain guests without resorting to breaking out your Catan board.
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…
Desks are the focal point of our work and creativity, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun, too. Like the You And Me Table, which offers both a fully-functioning table tennis surface and somewhere to work, too.
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…
It's no Forrest Gump but this moving one armed robot is plenty good at ping pong. And may be even better than you. Watch it extend its arm to cover ground, cycle through backhand and forehand shots and hit the ball so effortlessly that it seems like an invisible human is controlling it.
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…
The problem with ping pong—as cool as it is—is its complete and utter lack of insane, borderline seizure-inducing visuals. We can all agree on that, right? Well you don't have to worry anymore; the Pingtime augmented reality table has got that covered.
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…
Axel Yberg and his firm—Akke—make what he calls functional art. That translates to fun creations like his Pingtuated Equilibripong table, which may or may not be the most beautiful ping pong table in existence.
They said it couldn't be done, but Robb Godshaw has successfully found a way to make ping pong—truly man's greatest sport—even better. By introducing a rocking mechanism under the table, and high-powered flashes to throw off your opponent.