The controller uses a 10k potentiometer tied directly to the 5v and analog input interrupt in the main 8-bit microcontroller so controls respond quickly! There is a fire button (soon to be two) for extra capability for future games like Asteroids and Space Invaders clones!
The day it was finished, I grabbed an older TV and debut it at my work place, people loved it! They lined up to play it during their lunch breaks!
I decided to call the Pong Machine the 'LimaTek 1'. This is just the beginning for this project, as I would like to grow it more and find an audience for this great little side project. As time goes on, I would eventually like to make more of these units and maybe even sell kits for hobbyists to build artisanal systems for people. Maybe even a Kickstarter - who knows! I would love to get your opinions on this and where I could potentially steer this project. What do you think?