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My robotic basketball hoop wont let you miss

Published on May 10, 2020
Stuff Made Here
My robotic basketball hoop wont let you miss

I wasn't totally satisfied with my previous basketball hoop so I made another try at the problem. This time with robots and computer vision! I designed and build this hoop from the ground up with the goal of tracking the ball and directing it into the hoop by tilting the backboard. It works pretty well. My old solid state hoop is old news. Long live our robot overlords.

I wonder what V3 will look like...

The basketball hoop that donated it's guts: http://amzn.to/2xw7fux
I use a 13" iPad for all my technical drawing: http://amzn.to/2RKOnyL

Books that I've read to learn many of the skills used in this project:
Real time collision detection: http://amzn.to/35iUr7i
Introduction to algorithims: http://amzn.to/2yUUSIN
Planning algorithims: http://amzn.to/2Smavj9
Statistics: http://amzn.to/2zIlywI
Computational geometry: http://amzn.to/3cZ7YmR

Other tools and things that I think are great:
Wera allen keys 1000x better than el cheapos: http://amzn.to/2KlCb36
Wera allen keys (english): http://amzn.to/2RQUxNG
The best marker ever. Marks everything. Always in my pocket: http://amzn.to/3ewHGtL
Import spot welder. Cheap bulletproof: http://amzn.to/2ypHmMU
Rivnuts + tool: http://amzn.to/3eJstWy
Digital angle gauge: http://amzn.to/2Vn6ZXL
Bench sheet metal brake: http://amzn.to/2XNfI7h
Vise brake (highly recommend): http://amzn.to/3akCkhZ
20 ton press brake: http://amzn.to/2xw4fhL
Cordless angle grinder - this thing will change your life: http://amzn.to/3cxrDdy
Dropped off ladder 20x and still going strong: http://amzn.to/2wO855g
Hypertherm powermax 45xp with machine torch: http://amzn.to/2zfoyAv
Hypertherm fine cut consumables (great for sheet metal) http://amzn.to/34SjMom