Super-Fans Make Real-Life Version of Classic Video Game

Have you ever loved something so much in the digital realm that you wished you could bring it to real life? Well, that’s exactly what a group of Pong fans from Uruguay did after creating a playable physical version of Atari’s video game Pong.

The group of super-fans liked the video game so much they made a fully functioning interpretation of the digital classic, complete with two white paddles and a square ball.

“Daniel Perdomo, the mastermind of the Pong Project, says he and a few friends have been working on the game for the past two years, toiling away in their spare time. A lack of electronics, production design or manufacturing backgrounds didn’t stop them from putting together what appears to be a solid, cleverly constructed mechanical table,”

…according to GizMag.

Check out the video below to see the construction process behind the “Pong Project”, or skip to about 3:45 to see the finished table in action…

Originally modeled after the sport of tennis, Pong was considered the world’s first sports arcade game back when it was released in the early 1970s. Nowadays, many consider Pong one of the most iconic video games of all time, so it’s no surprise that a group of fans decided to bring the virtual game to life.

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