You can never play table tennis good enough, so I decided to print my own ping pong robot to practice. CraftBot did a very good job. The entire body printed using PLA and it is modular, so the container can be extended to store more balls. Fear my neighbors, I will be back! This thing works in practice but I want to make it wifi enabled, so I will post videos a little later.

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

December 5, 2015

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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That's incredibly awesome! Can't wait to see the video about it in action.
Could you please tell more about the electronics inside?

December 6, 2015

Vilmos Cseh Vilmos Cseh
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Impressive! I like it!

December 8, 2015

JerrySANN JerrySANN
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Wow, nice project!

December 9, 2015

3DWizards 3DWizards
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Just created a short video about it. I will retake the video soon with a better camera and with more info...

January 4, 2016

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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That's awesome! Let's see you get some smashes in!

January 5, 2016

Avianna Avianna
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Cool!

January 5, 2016

Matthew L Matthew L
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703 posts

Awesome!

Your next project would be to make it randomly shoot at different angles. ;-)

January 5, 2016

3DForms 3DForms
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3DForms wrote:Awesome!
Your next project would be to make it randomly shoot at different angles. ;-)

Yes, and another robot that would collect the balls... :)
I wish I would have time for that.

Instead doing fancy things with the ping pong robot, I would like to finish my quadruped robot. I will make a new thread about this later:
Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

January 5, 2016

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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Here are some photos of the current standing:

This is the updated pcb that seats the ESP8266-12 WiFi module
Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

And I have written a simple iOS app that sends the data to the ping pong robot over TCP.
Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

This is the actual app that I can use to control the speed of the motors and turn on/off the dispenser:
Ping pong ball launcher / server robot

January 5, 2016

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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Bona Fide wrote:
Yes, and another robot that would collect the balls... :)
I wish I would have time for that.


No robots to collect the balls needed. Just hit the ping pong balls back into the bucket. :-b

January 5, 2016

3DForms 3DForms
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3DForms wrote:
Bona Fide wrote:
Yes, and another robot that would collect the balls... :)
I wish I would have time for that.


No robots to collect the balls needed. Just hit the ping pong balls back into the bucket. :-b


I couldn't stop laughing, good one!

Great projects Bona Fide, very inspiring to be creative.

January 6, 2016

Michael Coley Michael Coley
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Awesome, super nice project!

January 24, 2016

Cengiz Cengiz
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228 posts

By the way, here is sth. interesting with ping-pong (nothing to the with 3D printing but still cool to share with you guys):



Have a nice 2016

January 24, 2016

Cengiz Cengiz
Honored
228 posts

i loved the pingpong robot.. its really really awesome. i would like to build one. is it possible to share the stl file .

thanks in advance.

July 17, 2017

balajii balajii
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balajii wrote:i loved the pingpong robot.. its really really awesome. i would like to build one. is it possible to share the stl file .

thanks in advance.

Thank you! I have added the STL files to the repository. Have fun!

July 20, 2017

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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You can share the project?

December 7, 2018

RODRIGO OTAVIO RODRIGO OTAVIO
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All files on my guthub: https://github.com/bonafid3/PingPongBot

December 20, 2018

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the wheels for this.

Thanks!

January 27, 2019

Kelsie Kelsie
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Kelsie wrote:Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the wheels for this.
Thanks!

Those wheels made from rubber sheets. My friend laser cut those with his CO laser. Must be very accurate to minimize vibration.

January 28, 2019

Bona Fide Bona Fide
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