Crosswalk That Lets You Play Pong With A Stranger On The Other Side Installed In Germany

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A team of creative design students have finally installed their brilliant invention, which went viral in 2012 –  a crosswalk button that will allow strangers to play pong with one another while they wait for the light to change. Amelie Künzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel, three interactive design students at HAWK university, had it installed in the German city of Hildesheim just a couple of weeks ago.

The idea for their Actiwait button went viral when the students published their concept video in 2012. Though it was just a fake visualization, it garnered millions of views and likes. After overcoming numerous technological challenges and red tape, a test unit has been installed at a crosswalk in Hildesheim in front of HAWK University (Google Maps).

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Here’s what the final product (installed 2 weeks ago in Hildesheim, Germany) actually looks like:

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http://youtu.be/Oe3TsxVSnpgI

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