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WinPong at Zurich Main Station

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WinPong is a revival of the classic Pong game from the seventies redesigned for the world largest tablet running on Windows 8. Swiss Evangelist Ronnie Saurenmann developed WinPong to demonstrate nicely how Windows 8 can be used by keyboard/mouse and by touch at the same time. The game was show cased in autumn 2012 at Zurich Main Station during the Windows 8 launch in Switzerland.

Besides nice footage from the scene at Zurich Main Station and an interview lead by Team Manager Christof Zogg, Ronnie presents his code and UI. Watch how Ronnie developed a Windows 8 game for a 5 by 8 meters display, 10 kg arrow keys (emulating the keyboard) and an oversized finger (scanned by a laser and emulating touch). He explains how his compact framework reads the sensor values and sends them via a socket stream to a connected Windows Store App, which computes the received data for the WinPong game.

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