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This article was published on February 7, 2014


    This guy hacked a 3D printer into an air hockey robot

    This guy hacked a 3D printer into an air hockey robot
    Emil Protalinski
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    Emil Protalinski

    Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    Hacker Jose Julio loves robotics and says his daughter loves air hockey. One day, he decided to build her an air hockey robot out of 3D-printer parts and a PS3 camera to make sure she could always play the game:

    This is an amazing achievement: the robot doesn’t just move in two dimensions. It can also predict the puck’s movements, decide whether to block or shoot, and is adjustable in difficulty (speed, acceleration, and strategy algorithms). Check out Julio’s blog below to learn more about his air hockey robot.

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    Image Credit: Adam Klepsteen