How do you make homemade air hockey?
Prepare the Surface:
- Draw a 1” grid with a dry erase marker on the marker board. Use the drill with a small bit to drill air holes at each intersection.
- Draw a 2” diameter circle in the center of the plywood panel.
- Clamp the two panels together.
- Countersink all holes with the countersink bit & drill.
What are the pushers called in air hockey?
Pushers are also called mallets, strikers or handles. These pucks are designed for use on home-sized air hockey tables.
How can I make my air hockey table slide better?
The science behind the air hockey game is that the smooth and slippery surface of the air hockey table can reduce friction, by suspending the puck on a small cushion of air. This will help to make the gliding and sliding of the puck in a straight line much easier and smoother.
What is an air hockey table made of?
Air hockey tables are made of slick surfaces usually made out of plastic. This playing field is surrounded by raised edges that prevent the puck from flying off the table. Each air hockey table is drilled symmetrically with tiny holes across the entire surface, creating an even and frictionless playing field.
What are the circles for in air hockey?
The circles on an air hockey table are for indicating various things. The obvious ones are the semi-circles on either side of the table that mark out the goals. Many air hockey tables have an additional two circles per side that indicate where to hit the puck so that it ricochets into the opposing player’s goal area.
How big are the holes in an air hockey table?
The puck has a 2.5″ diameter. The pressure needed to lift the puck is equal to the force of gravity in lbs / the area of air that hits the puck. The puck will cover 4 holes at once. Each 1/16″ hole has an area of 0.003068 in^2.