The Hairy Blob:
At the Hairy Blob exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center last spring, visitors were invited to draw an image of time on a ping pong ball and toss it into a net that was suspended from the ceiling.
800 Ping Pong Balls:
What to do with over 800 ping pong balls?
How to document 800 three dimensional objects in less than 5 years?
Our ping pong cam was an NXT Mindstorms robot (which rotated the balls) driven by a laptop that was simultaneously taking pictures. Controlling the robot from an external device was suprisingly difficult. NHK.MindSqualls did the job, but just.
Ping Pong Robo Cam and Laptop setup:
We did the scanning over Thanksgiving weekend at the Roger Brown house in New Buffalo, MI.
You can also spin the balls online.