Words by c.z.robertson

Air hockey with obstacles

2002-05-13 01:00:00 UTC

A silly little idea I had today while talking with a friend: Air hockey with obstacles on the table. It would be cool if there were a few extra objects on the air hockey table for the puck to bounce off. It would make the movement of the puck more unpredictable. I figure that you wouldn't actually want very much on the table. Just one or two objects would be about right. If there were more than that it would be hard to get the puck to the other end of the table.

It would be extra cool if the objects were movable, so you'd probably have some protocol like having one player set up the obstacles and the other choosing which side of the table to play on.

The objects would need to be quite heavy, so that they didn't float on the cushion of air (though, now that I come to think about it, that might be interesting as well), and they'd probably need rubber bottoms so that they didn't scratch the table.

air hockey with obstacles.

Eleni - http://eilidh.relique.net

2002-05-20 20:26:00 UTC

Oh my, what a weird idea! And then I think that *I* come up with strange concepts! lol ;)

In my defense

colin_zr - http://rtnl.org.uk

2002-05-21 20:44:00 UTC

Well, I was struggling with push-down automata and context-free grammars at the time. That stuff can do strange things to your head.

Anyway, this is one of my more sensible ideas.