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'OpenPool' Converts Billiard Tables into Interactive Digital Displays

 - Mar 18, 2014
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OpenPool is a high-tech billiards system that converts any old billiard table into an interactive experience where game elements are digitally transformed.

The system is surprisingly easy to set up. All you have to do is attach a Kinect 2 motion sensor and a projector onto the ceiling using the OpenPool mount. The motion sensor tracks ball locations to millisecond precision, while the projector generates cool visual effects around the moving ball.

OpenPool also includes a pocket detector that can be fitted into the table's pockets. The detector sends signals every time a ball falls in a pocket.

The whole OpenPool system is designed to accommodate any billiard table, and requires minimal investment. OpenPool is an open-source system (hence the name), so you can create and add your own effects.