This all started as an R&D project, fueled by our own curiosity and burning desire to somehow spice up our office ping pong table – for those oh-so-prestigious after work sessions! A couple of things seemed basic, we wanted the table to come to life somehow and it had to be fun!
Meanwhile we were looking at different solutions to the Kinect problem - we decided to have a go with the projector. The big issue with that is that our ceiling at the office are approximately 2,6m - and a regular table tennis are somewhere around 0,8m high. Since we need to mount the projector at the ceiling pointing down on the table, we only had 1,5m (since the projector itself is 0,3m) distance to project on the table. After some research and modding in the software we finally managed to project on the full table though!
We are pretty happy how this little experiment turned out! So we decided to try out the table in a real-life scenario when we had a party at the office, resulting in it being picked up by Projector, who wanted to use it for a reopening of the Västermalmsgallerian - a shoppingmall in Stockholm. After customizing installations and making a more polished setup, the ping pong table was ready for some more action!