Arduino Beer Pong Arcade




We are going to be making a flashy beer pong table.   The table lights up as cups are eliminated and old style arcade sounds are played.

This games elevates the subtle art of BEER PONG to a new level.  A sporting level.  A competitive, exciting, potentially sober (but hopefully not), future olympic sport!

This instructable only shows how to make half a table, but to complete the game and make ot 2 sided, just repeat all the steps and attach the two sides.

Here’s what you’ll need-

– 1000×800 sheet of ply
– 6 x Pint Cups
– White + Coloured Paint
– Old beer cask or keg for style points
– Some scrap wood / box / bricks for base

– Arduino board
– Bread Board
– 6 x LEDs
– 6 x Piezo sensors
– loads of wire
– Basic Soldering skills

–  Patience…..

–  More Patience

Arduino Beer Pong Arcade




Optional
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– LOADS OF BEERS AND MATES AND GOOD INTENTIONS

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Step 1: Making the Table

Get a sheet of whaever wood is lying around, MDF / Ply, whatever it’s going to be painted so dont worry too much about it.

Cut the sheet to 1000mm x 800mm.

Decide out where you want your cups to sit, by drawing a triangle and deviding the triangle into 4 even triangles (like the TRIFORCE).

The corners of each traingle show the centre points of your cups.

Drill a 10mm hole through the table at each centrepoint.

Paint all surfaces white and give it time to dry.

Step 2: Map out the Table Pattern

run tape around the outside of the table, and one strip dividing the top surface in half.  Like the pattern on a PingPong table.

Slap on a colour of your choice to complete the pong styling.

We chose to go for grey as  our design is intended for use by the carling company.

Let it dry.

Step 3: Build the table.

Get your empty beer cask and fix it to the base of the table with screws / tape / glue/ whatever you want just get it stable.

Decide how high you want your table to be and add whatever size box to the base you require.

we set our table about 850mm high.

Step 4: Arduino Time

Arduino Beer Pong Arcade circuit

Drill 10mm holes through the centre bases of all cups.

Fix a bread board and arduino board to the underside of the table with glue / tape.

Get your 6 sensors and your 6 LEDs and attach them to the base of your cups.

Run the wires through the holes you drilled in the table and attach them at the appropriate place on the breadboard.

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THINGS GET A BIT MESSY AT THIS POINT

Just deal with one loop at a time, one sensor, one LED, get this working then deal with the next.

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