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Pong Embedded In Table; Breakfast Just Got Bleepier

Pong_led_table

I don't know what it is, but I'm still entranced by Pong.  What started out as a simple demonstration of early computer technology has endured as a lasting symbol of the video game era.  Games have changed a lot since then, but there's something endearing about the simplicity of this ur-game. 

Pong so inspired designer Moritz Waldemeyer that he embedded 2,400 LED lights under the surface of this table, with touch sensitive surfaces at either end to control each side's Pong paddle.  The slick part is that since the LED's are concealed beneath the surface, you can still use it as a regular everyday table.  Enjoy a healthy breakfast, do a paint-by-number, or even set up an actual real-world game of Ping Pong if you forget to pay the energy bill.

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