Mechanical Pong (!)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RiJoRI, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. RiJoRI

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    The game, PONG, takes twelve steps backwards: :p

    Quote: "The video game wants to separate itself from its abstract roots, and enter the physical world." :eek:

    (Mods may move if it matters.)
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    Truly fun! :D

    I wonder if they'll next make an RC Pacman w/acoustic "wokka wokka" in a 3-D maze?
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    I got a mechanical pong when pong was brand new. Visualize a box with a flashlight (tight beam) on a gimble with a counter weight in back. A motor swung the light arm back and forth, but it moved up or down freely. The paddle knobs moved a couple of mechanical paddles up and down, if the arm made it past a paddle it hit a bar that went to a mechanical counter, and also a bell. When one counter or the other made 7 the power to the motor was cut.

    It was fun, and for the day, cheaper than the electronics (though not for long). Think very early 70's.
  4. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Zowie - mechanical Tetris!