With a little 3D printing, a handful of motors, and a dollop of ingenuity, YouTuber Shane Wighton of Stuff Made Here has put together a basketball hoop that never lets you miss a shot.
That is unless you really hooked it off to the side, but in that case there’s almost no helping you. Building upon a curved basketball backboard from a previous video, which chucks most direct shots into the net, Wighton decided the second iteration of his self-dunking hoop would need to be more active if it were to ever truly sink every shot. Enter: the robotic basketball hoop. Complete with three motorized arms and tracking courtesy of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor (a long since forgotten relic of a bygone era that’s almost exclusively used to spot ghosts ), the backboard actually tilts and shifts in order to align perfectly with the oncoming ball in order to sink […]
I’ve reviewed a couple of consumer 3D printers from ELEGOO so far…the Mars Pro MSLA printer , and the Neptune 2 FDM...