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Maker's AffairBy Maker's Affair
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Maker's AffairBy Maker's Affair
First created
£255
pledged of £3,500pledged of £3,500 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 6 2014

About

What is Poker Pong?

Poker Pong is a range of Ping Pong paddles specially designed to spin some elements of fun into this classic game. The designs for Poker Pong paddles are based on the four playing card suits (Spade, Heart, Club, Diamond). 

Each Poker Pong paddle has different difficulty levels, and has its own characteristic playing style. 

Manufacturing Process

The table tennis blades and handles are designed with 3D modelling software. They are then manufactured at Maker's Affair 3D printing workshop using Fused Filament Fabrication technology. Below is a short clip of how this technology works.

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Handle Design

The handle is designed with style and comfort in mind. Its anatomically shaped table tennis handle design is adopted to maximise comfort. The surface of the handle is striated with gentle ridges to enhance its aesthetics and grip. 

Ridged handle for style and easy grip
Ridged handle for style and easy grip

Professional Rubber Sheets

To ensure 100% playability of Poker Pong paddles, we have tested different types of rubber sheets from various table tennis manufacturers and suppliers. The rubber sheet has been carefully chosen based on a good balance between bounce and tackiness, and the final assembled products were all tested by our friends and ourselves before launching this campaign.

Quality rubber sheets sourced from professional table tennis rubber manufacturer
Quality rubber sheets sourced from professional table tennis rubber manufacturer
Rubber sheets were carefully chosen to give the right balance between bounce and tackiness
Rubber sheets were carefully chosen to give the right balance between bounce and tackiness

Quality Assurance

Besides ensuring that the rubber sheets are sourced from a reliable manufacturer, the quality of all blades and handles can be assured as Maker's Affair has full control over its manufacturing process.

Maker's Affair has gathered a vast amount of knowledge and valuable skills to provide excellent 3D printing services within London's local community. Below is a link to the reviews of Maker's Affair 3D printing hub (via 3dhubs).

http://www.3dhubs.com/london/hubs/makers-affair

Why Kickstarter?

With the current printers at Maker's Affair 3D printing workshop, the largest paddle we can produce is too small for an actual table tennis game. To put Poker Pong paddles on the market, we will need a larger format 3D printer and that's where you can help us kickstart this project!

Risks and challenges

We have been providing 3D printing services on a daily basis and we are aware of the possible mishaps that can occur during production. One major risk we foresee in this project is when the 3D printer breaks down. To overcome this limitation, we will purchase spare parts alongside with the printer, so that we do not need to rely on the manufacturer's support service, which may potentially cause a delay in our delivery of your rewards.

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    A massive thank you for your support! Every bit counts and your contribution is much appreciated :)

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    THE LONE RANGER

    Choose ONE paddle from the 4 designs available (Spade, Heart, Club, Diamond). You will be able to indicate your choice of design via a survey which will be sent after a successful campaign.

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    THE YIN YANG PAIR

    Choose TWO paddles from the 4 designs available (Spade, Heart, Club, Diamond). You will be able to indicate your choice of design via a survey which will be sent after a successful campaign.

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    THE FOURSOME

    Receive a COMPLETE package of all 4 designs of paddles (or 4 designs of your choice).

    Experience the most exciting doubles matches EVARRR!

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