Virtual Table Tennis Finally Gets Rid Of That Expensive Plastic Ball

How often do you find yourself interested in playing table tennis only to discover that small plastic ball either missing, crushed, or too sticky from a round of Beer Pong to bounce? The Sharper Image has the solution in the form of this $60 Virtual Pong game that projects a ball of light on the walls and ceiling,… » 10/27/14 2:41pm 10/27/14 2:41pm

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

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

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

Modular Ping Pong Table Allows For Crazy 12 Player Games

If you have ever watched a professional table tennis tournament (or Forrest Gump at least) you know that a two-person game can get completely insane. Now, imagine the mayhem that would ensue with up to 12 people battling it out at once. Thanks to designer Guenter Arndt and his modular table tennis system, this… » 6/26/08 3:00pm 6/26/08 3:00pm