Sep 22 2009Crazy $80,000 Projection Pool Table System

This is a projection system designed to work with a pool table that creates all sorts of crazy animations while you're trying to sink your balls. I want one pretty badly, but not $80K badly. It doesn't even come with a table!

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.

They're working on new software that will make it more useful than flashy, too. Imagine playing pool and having the lines where you should shoot projected down on the table, with a computer doing all the math necessary to show you just where to aim and how hard to hit.

Hell yeah, doing all the math necessary. Where the hell was this system when I was taking geometry? Because my calculator watch didn't do shit. I've been in 11th grade for 13 years!

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you look lonely

...again, would love to have one of these with a space foosball table AND the trippy air hockey table

i want!

and i can't even play

WoW GW... not one reference to "sinking your balls" in that entire post!


I'd sink my balls into GW's pool table fo sho.

i love hos!!

i just dont ever pay them.

GW - you're my hero

I hate to say it but, that looks totally lame. $80k? Pffft.

So what's this have to do with being a geek again?

Why is that not a picture of Beyonce'?

And the best picture you could find was a picture of human body veins and organs and sh!t........


Dont SCRATCH the pool table..


fu**in' acid trip :/

@ 10

You're a f*cking moron....

this would be so much better if it wasn't marketed towards horny hetero males and didn't have dodgy pictures of women posing..


"horny hetero males" ... "pictures of women posing".

I'd say that's a pretty fair judgment of their direct market, actually.

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What the hell are you talking about?!!? The first pic on the table was Halle Barry in a half see-through lacy swimsuit. Trust me, I would know. Don't know who the second chick was.

Anyways, why the hell would that cost $80k? Good HD projector = $5k. The same tracking technology that's in a Wiimote = Maaaaaybe $1k. Assembly/Labor = Maybe $1k. Installation (if they even do it) = $4k, tops (if they have to make a hole in a ceiling, less if the ceiling is higher and the projector just hangs from cables). Seems like a reasonable price would be around $10k-$15k. But $80k?!?!?!?

This pool table is the third coolest thing I've seen. I'd buy two.

We use this system in my company for more than 1 year, here in SHanghai, we also can do that on car, with 5 projector. The Hardware setup is a lot less than 80k.

We actually used 2 Infrared camera ( max 300 $ each, depending on the reso.) + 1 good projector ( max 2000 $)+ a simple computer (with at least 2 gig of ram, and a Nvidia graphic card at least 6x series). and a homemade software.... the price is overrated... this is just so amazing... I can do the same for you for let say 5000 $ including the setup of the system at your place.

Let me know.


Huh I wonder how much did it cost to make.

wow that looks fantasticim sure I couldnt afford it though!


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