Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Most Bitchin' Pool Table You Have Ever Seen

Okay, are you being distracted by anything right now? Like, work or something like that? Stop what you are doing. You will need to have your full wits about you because I am about to show you something that will blow your mind. Okay, so Gizmodo has the full story, but I am calling your attention to it, dammit. LOOK!!!


From Gizmodo:

If you like being distracted by projections and badass animations while you play pool, the Obscura CueLight is for you. It uses sensors and an overhead projector to create images that follow the balls as they bang around the table.

The system itself will set you back $80,000, no pool table included. At the Esquire Ultimate Bachelor Pad, where it's currently set up, it's projecting on a $125,000 pool table. Bottom line: you can't afford it.

In addition to this setup, where the balls reveal an image hidden underneath, you can also set it up to have flames track behind the balls, or water that ripples as the balls pass over it. It's a pretty awesome trick, one that works surprisingly smoothly.

Thanks to Eric for the lead

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