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Pong anti-radiation cellphone case

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

From the fine folks at Pong Research(They haven’t done much since testing Pong consoles in the late seventies apparently) come these anti-radiation cases for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and Blackberry Curve… Despite the fact that radiation from cellphones has not yet been proven to harm people.

The Pong anti-radiation cases are mostly made of silicone, with a “Pong gold PCB module” embedded in the case. Apparently the module has been proven to reduce the radiation from an iPhone into a user’s head to “a third of what it would be without the case.”

Pong-playing LED sheep

Posted in Humor by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

Check this out. A bunch of Sheep herder dudes in the Uk got together and armed with a bunch of LEDs and a camera created some amazing moving art.

“We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display.”

The best part? They create a giant Pong game with the LED wearing sheep. Sure there are a few stray pixels because the dumber ones can’t get it together, but it rocks.

The history of video game consoles

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

segadreamcastWe love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.

Asteroids watch outdoes the Pong-playing watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on December 17th, 2008

Asteroids watch outdoes the Pong-playing watchJohn Maushammer enjoyed some minor fame in geek circles with his Pong wristwatch, but he craved more. So he delivered unto mankind a new great thing. The DIY Asteroids Watch outdoes it’s predecessor.

It even features a tilt sensor so the wearer can control the action by just tilting their wrist and going pew pew pew. Frankly, we could go on about it all day, but the bottom line is that the man is a DIY game watch god. Check out a video below.

Four-way Pong coffee table

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2008

Four-way Pong coffee tableCoffee tables just sit there and do nothing. They just wait for the stray drink and the occasional pair of feet and that’s about it. If you want a more adventurous coffee table, you could get yourself SparkFun’s LED coffee table, which took two years to build. It kicks the legs out from beneath other cofee tables with it’s ability to play a four-way game of cooperative Pong.

It uses 64 RGB serial matrices, 4 Atari controllers, and an LPC2106 dev board to create said game of Pong. Since it’s a one of a kind piece, you can’t just pick one up at the store. But if you’ve got about 2 years and some electronics experience, you can make one too. Or just admire this one.

Homemade Pong watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2008

Homemade Pong watchPong is hip again. Or should I say wrist? The Homemade Pong Watch was created by John, a lover of Pong who managed to compress all of the electronics for the watch into a trim 10mm-thick case. The 96×64 OLED display runs continuously and as John points out, there is no need to press a button to see the time. Battery life is 25 hours, so recharging is done every night. It looks absolutely worthy of my wrist in action. I would watch it play all day and get nothing done. Check out the video below. Excellent work.

Animated Pong T-Shirt shows your geek side

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2008

Animated Pong T-Shirt shows your geek side
So on the rare occasions when you venture out and get away from your mom’s attic, how do you geeks recognize each other? I’m guessing that one big giveaway would be this animated T-Shirt that plays old school Pong. It’s battery powered and it plays pong right on your chest.

Just make sure that you remove the battery before washing! Venture forth my geek friend and as you journey out into the world, you and your shirt will collect fellow nerds as if you were the Pied piper of Pong.


2,400 LED Pong table for gaming & dining

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

2,400 LED Pong table for gaming & dining
Pong has taken many strange twists and turns through our culture since the 70s and has somehow endured, despite it’s simple nature. Well, it’s back again and this time the game takes place on a table, allowing you to play and then dine. Or dine and then play a game for dessert. It’s from the mind of Moritz Waldemeyer. The table uses 2400 LEDs for display and has 2 trackpads.

Turned on, the trackpads let users control the paddles. Turn it off and it’s just a plain table again. It was part of MOMA’s Elastic Mind exhibit. I for one would love to see it go into production, but somehow I doubt it will. For one thing, it would force you to clear the table everytime you want a game and that’s just a bit too much if you love Pong and dining.