CIMG8807 Ping-pong printer 5
Created by the Robot Group of Austin, Texas. It print text on ping-pong balls. A guy who was manning the printer gave a speech explaining the printer's raison d'etre. He says something like this: "Watch it blink (?) as it transforms a small serial (?) object into a carrier of a brilliant message of wisdom. Well, not really. It just says, Plutopia, Robot Group. Now a question I get asked a lot, after people are finished being amazed by the brilliant electromagnetical design of the ping-pong printer, is, what good is it to print ping-pong balls? Well, we just happen to have a 20-foot tall robot designed..."
The video ends before he has a chance to say what the 20-robot was designed for. Perhaps for throwing those balls.
A 42 second video demonstration of how the ping-pong printer works can be viewed here on YouTube or can be downloaded from here: AVI, ~ 20.5 MB.