Feature: The Ponginator – A Robotic Combination of King Kong and Ping Pong

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Ponginator is a robot, and as far as robots go, this one is fairly simple. It plays music, says a few words cribbed from audio files, and shoots ping-pong balls from pressurized air guns. We’ve been doing a series on crazy inventors with crazy inventions. Vernon Graner and the […]

Rubik’s 360

Professor Erno Rubik is slated to unveil a new puzzle at a German toy industry fair Thursday. The Rubik’s 360 is a series of three nested transparent spheres. There are six colored balls in the center sphere. The goal is to move each to the corresponding color slot on the outer sphere. The zinger is […]