Interactive Beer Pong Tables Suspend Balls in Air

Interactive Beer Pong Tables Suspend Balls in Air

Beer pong goes high-tech with Penumbra Tables Beer pong has hit colorful new heights with the high-tech Penumbra Tables , equipped with LED lights and the ability to make balls hover. The interactive tables feature a surface that emits streams of air so that balls are suspended over the table between rounds. Penumbra Tables also feature lights with sensors that illuminate where cups are and light up around them to visualize all possible re-racks. For the Penumbra Tables cup sensors, a microprocessor takes readings hundreds of times per second and then lights up around the cups that are on the table. The sensors also make the lights illuminate to show all possible re-racks throughout the game. When each ball is not in use, it hovers above the table on either end with the help of high-speed fans and a custom-designed LED lit funnel. Eight emitters and two sensors in each funnel work to sense the ball as it hovers over the table. The air streams come on when a ball or hand is placed over the funnel. Some of the Penumbra Tables are Wifi-enabled. These tables can send the real-time score of a beer pong game to central servers, and keep score on a worldwide leaderboard. The tables with Wifi also send notifications to wandering players to return to a table when it’s their turn. Inventor and entrepreneur Mark Alway created Penumbra Tables in order to provide more interactive, fun spaces in bars and clubs. His Tables took two years of research, development and testing to perfect. Penumbra comes in aluminum and wood models. Table prices start at $2,250. Rentals and leasing are also available. For leasing Penumbra Tables, the company comes and installs a table that accepts cash. The lease is free for the bar or venue. The […]

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