July 10, 2008

What do you get the hockey fan who has everything?: Well, Graeme Patterson in Halifax has hooked up a synthesizer/organ to a table hockey game.

"The sk1 somehow had each key hooked up to each player (eg: A=goalie, C#=right winger etc...) and when the keyboard was played they would move around and such."

(More pictures here.)

posted by chicobangs to hockey at 02:29 PM - 9 comments

I don't know about you guys, but depending on how many of these he can crank out, my Christmas shopping could be finished in record time this year.

posted by chicobangs at 02:35 PM on July 10, 2008

Before clicking link: Well, I just wonder how the synthesizer feels about having a hockey game attahed to his organ. I mean, hockey can be a violent sport. And that's a, whatachacallit, tender area. After clicking link: Oh, I see. Nevermind. And holy crap! How heavy is that thing? I break my back lugging our keyboard players B-3 around.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:16 PM on July 10, 2008

It better be on wheels, is all I'm thinking.

posted by chicobangs at 03:28 PM on July 10, 2008

Some Assembly Required, I'm sure. Cool though, wish I had the time and money to create such things.

posted by BoKnows at 04:28 PM on July 10, 2008

"What do you get the hockey fan who has everything?" Antibiotics.

posted by Drood at 10:21 PM on July 10, 2008

It looks cool, but I'm not sure I understand the value. You (a) play the beer barrel polka and the players move randomly (for hockey goal-scoring purposes although tied to the piano keys), or (b) you use the piano keys to try to play hockey (with great great difficulty) and get random noise that is like a 7-year-old jumping on bag-pipes. Am I missing something? Oh. It's ART! OK. I would prefer the traditional bubble hockey with the Boo button to most pieces of art. Unless I could trade the piece of art for bubble hockey, money, and a bag of used pucks. But this does look cool.

posted by Aardhart at 09:54 AM on July 11, 2008

"What do you get the hockey fan who has everything?" Antibiotics. After seeing this hockey table, I would've went with tranquilizers but that's a pretty good choice too.

posted by BornIcon at 10:00 AM on July 11, 2008

Best. Temple to the Hockey Gods. Ever.

posted by garfield at 11:15 AM on July 11, 2008

That's almost as cool as the vibrating tabletop football game from the 70's Seriously the ultimate hockey fan gift would have to be the Wayne Gretzky hockey camp where the Great One laces up the skates & joins you on the ice

posted by m8nsman at 08:18 AM on July 14, 2008

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