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Beer Pong Gets a High-Tech Upgrade to Satisfy Modern Frat Bros

It's called Pongbot


Beer pong, the favored drinking game at house parties and tailgates everywhere, may be in line for a technological advancement that brings it up to date in the 21st century. Two developers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund what they're calling "Pongbot." It takes the classic game and adds a new level of difficulty by sending the Solo cups in motion.

"Pongbot is a robotic cup holder that creates a moving target," according to an explanation on Kickstarter. "Instead of tossing a ping pong ball at a group of stationary cups, Pongbot spins, darts, and randomly changes direction. This makes beer pong more fun, more exciting and a lot more challenging!"

As of this posting, 31 days remain in the campaign, and 34 backers have raised $1,785— there's plenty of work to do in order to reach Pongbot's $100,000 goal. If this invention sounds familiar, it's because another ingenious group of partiers recently came up with the idea for Roomba pong, which takes the same concept and executes it via Roomba vacuum cleaners. Though, the Pongbot set-up appears to be a little more customizable and user-friendly.

Watch the Kickstarter video below to get a peek at Pongbot in action.

• [H/T: PC Mag]

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