Design Engineering
Showcase 2021

Pong Bot


Project Details

George Gunn
Design Engineering MEng

A Beer Pong robot with a novel user interface.

Project Description

Pong Bot was designed as part of a module on physical computing under the theme of an 'Ode to Cardboard'. Its main function was to aid in learning basic mechatronics, as well as combining microprocessors with physical systems. It has a side benefit of being incredibly fun to use and interact with. I started out by designing and building a ping pong ball launcher and then progressed on to adding the the user interface. The firing interface evolved and took on various forms before settling on a simple click of the fingers. Overall, lots was learnt during the project, and it has peaked my interest in physical computing and human - machine interaction.

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