Friday, December 26, 2008

New Tech: Digitally Assisted Billards

Spotted at Engadget.

My dad's a bit of a pool shark, so when I spotted this, I gave him a little nudge. Justin Needham and Matthew Straub of Georgia Tech some seemingly common computer accessories and a mirror, and created an expected trajectory of possible shots based on where the balls' locations on the pool table. Kind of like what you would see in a video game, all honestly. Hey, maybe if I can use this thing to practice, I can actually beat him in a match for once. Here's a video demoing the project at work.

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