Paddle-Shaped Flasks Completely Redefine Beer Pong

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. » 3/20/15 2:35pm 3/20/15 2:35pm

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

This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As a Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

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. » 8/28/14 12:32pm 8/28/14 12:32pm

This Crazy Ping Pong Table Houses a 2,800W Sound System

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. » 8/28/14 5:54am 8/28/14 5:54am

Coffee Table Ping-Pong Is More Entertaining Than a Stack Of Magazines

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. » 8/01/14 3:18pm 8/01/14 3:18pm

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

The Perfect Desk Could Also Be a Regulation Ping-Pong Table

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. » 5/23/14 7:40am 5/23/14 7:40am

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

Watch a Pro Table Tennis Player Take Down a Robot Opponent

After an anxious month's wait, we finally get to see the ultimate showdown of man vs. machine on the only battleground that matters—table tennis. The results? Humans: 1, KUKA robot: 0. Our future mechanical overlords still have quite a ways go. » 3/11/14 1:20pm 3/11/14 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

This super nifty one armed robot is better at ping pong than you

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. » 3/07/14 8:41pm 3/07/14 8:41pm

I Can't Wait to See This Robot Vs. Human Ping Pong Match

You've seen robots hike over rocks and dominate a foosball table, but have you ever watched a machine face off against a human ping pong champion, Forrest Gump-style? Well, March 11 is your lucky day. » 2/13/14 7:20pm 2/13/14 7:20pm

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

Ping Pong Only Gets Better When You Add Crazy AR Visuals

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. » 7/12/13 10:22am 7/12/13 10:22am

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

This Crazy-Ass Ping Pong Table Took 400 Hours to Build

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. » 5/22/12 1:20pm 5/22/12 1:20pm

Tilting Table Somehow Makes Ping Pong Even Awesomer

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. » 2/05/12 9:00am 2/05/12 9:00am

Ping Pong Tables Have Never Been So Classy

Teak Wood. Leather-bound nets. Custom-made paddles. Black surface. This James Perse-designed, regulation ping pong table is the perfect rec-room centerpiece in the mid-century modern home of your dreams. Aged scotch not included. [James Perse via Uncrate] » 6/01/11 10:40pm 6/01/11 10:40pm

Even Ping Pong Paddles are Being Coated in Carbon Fiber Now

I don't care how much lighter carbon fiber makes something—is it really necessary to paint a bleedin' tennis table paddle in it? I will concede it looks damn cool, but $140 cool? Yeh, I thought so. [Donic Schildkröt CarboTec 100 via Uncrate] » 4/13/11 8:20am 4/13/11 8:20am

Watch How a Nuclear Chain Reaction Works Using Mouse Traps and Ping…

Chemistry students at Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland had to illustrate a nuclear chain reaction and came up with this video. I wish nuclear chain reactions were always this fun. » 3/22/11 9:20am 3/22/11 9:20am