Jose Julio loves robotics, and his daughter loves playing air hockey, so it only made sense for him to build an ingenious robot that could play air hockey with his little princess.
Julio modified 3D printer parts to build the robot, and used a PS3 Eye to enable video capture and detection.
As of now, the robot is proficient enough at air hockey to beat a child, but doesn’t yet have enough game to beat a serious adult. Julio says he plans to keep working on the robot to make it a better competitor.
Julio has put up a manual containing all the codes and hacks he used for the project, so others can try replicating it. He has also invited coding and robotics tips from other enthusiasts who want to help improve his air-hockey robot.