For those of you who still have a soft spot for the world’s first video game, Pong, we’ve got good news. Thanks to some ingenuity by Daniel Perdomo, the original video game from 1972 has found new life as an interactive coffee table.
The homage to Pong, which has been under development for the last two years, takes the form of a coffee table concept that allows one or two players to enjoy a real life game of Pong using an air hockey-style moment system.
Check out the video below to see Pong come to life.
Daniel Perdomo the creator of the Pong Coffee table explains more about the project :
“-This project started about 2 years ago. I had the idea and i was talking with a few friends and decide to take the challenge and see how far could we go, working at nights in the free time. Just for fun.
-We don’t have any electronics, product design or manufacturing background. All we knew for this was thanks to internet (google,youtube,forums). Today you can grab all the knowledge you want just a few clicks away!
– I’ve working with computer graphics for advertising for more than 20 years and that was a great tool because we can visualize ideas quickly and with precision.
-Our circles of friends and family loves this and we wanted to show to the world the game so we can have an objetive reaction of the public and see if this is as cool as we think.
-This first is our first working playable prototype but it needs a lot of help and work for make it a production ready prototype, so we are looking for a hardware incubator and people who may be interested in help us make it a real thing.”
Jump over to Daniel Perdomo’s Facebook page to learn more about the project.