SMART PING PONG TABLE

For the purpose of relaxing, Mediaan bought a table tennis table. A lot of awesome matches are played during breaks and after working hours.

Function
Internship

Educational background
HBO/WO IT related

Experience
Student

Hours
40 hours

Location
Heerlen

Research Topic

The problem during the ping pong matches is that some of the players are way too energetic to keep track of the score or even know whose turn it is to serve. To solve this, we want to transform our tennis table into a smart tennis table. Smart as in having one or more cameras surrounding the table that track the ball and project the score, penalties and what not with a beamer. Table tennis has a lot of convenient scoring mechanism that can be tracked with a camera, e.g. second bounce, ball out of bounce, etc.

Besides researching what’s possible with a camera and beamer, we’d love to see how this works in reality. In the end, the actual development will be done with a camera, beamer and Raspberry Pi. It’s up to the student to determine if other hardware is better.

You’ll be researching the hardware required to track a game of table tennis. Also, you’ll be writing software that can do the following:

  • Determine the location of the ball
  • Detect whether or not the ball fell out of bounds
  • How many times the ball bounced on the same side of the table
  • Apply other table tennis rules that aren’t listed here
  • Determine who wins the table tennis game
  • Project the score on the table
  • Determine serving speed

Environment

Development: .Net, Web: CSS, JavaScript, Angular, …

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Communicative: both with colleagues and customers
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic and motivated attitude
  • No 9 to 5 mentality
  • You’ll be working with us at the Heerlen office
Challenging projects

Freedom & flexibility

International clients

Awesome colleagues

Responsibilities

Personal development

New technologies

Knowledge & expertise

Want to apply?

Are you interested in this internship? Please fill in the form on the right or send your resume and motivation letter to Kim Engelen via email huub.rouvroye@mediaan.com.

Got any questions?

Do you have questions about the internship? Please feel free to contact Kim Engelen by phone +31(0)45 571 83 55 or by email: huub.rouvroye@mediaan.com.