Scream Pong

fun / internet of things
CHALLENGE

During the Hack Night Digital Art, a hackathon dedicated to prototype fun stuffs interacting with the city of Bordeaux, we came up with the idea of playing the classic Pong game, but with no hands !

SOLUTION

What do you have left when you have no hands ?… Well, your voice ! We adapted a javascript version of Pong to be able to play against the computer by screaming. The louder you scream, the higher goes the left bar :). The game was installed on Raspberry Pi.

POTENTIAL

The game works, but let’s be honest… it is still a bit harsh. The game needs a smoother gameplay, since for now controlling accurately the bar is not very intuitive. When this is fixed, why not put the game on a wall in the street, and see how it goes ^^ ?