YouTuber Creates a “Never-Miss” Basketball Backboard to Prove Science Trumps Talent

YouTuber Creates a “Never-Miss” Basketball Backboard to Prove Science Trumps Talent

Now, thanks to science, a YouTuber has created a hoop with a backboard that puts basketball back into the net, using its words, “many more times.” This is good enough for us. “Kobe!” There’s nothing like that (RIP) after a successful hoop shooting, but that same glorious moment can be a source of embarrassment for you when the ball hits the wrists with an unsatisfied paw due to your lack of total talent.

The lack of talent-defying equipment uses a curved backboard design that throws the ball into the hoop wherever it lands on the board, created by YouTuber Shane Wighton, who led an engineering team that makes 3D printers in Formlabs.  Wighton designed the backboard using computer software that throws the ball at every possible direction and angle.

He began to accurately create his design for a curved backboard wherein an example of a backboard the ball could hit as an ellipse and if this point was hit it could go inside. He then used a computer program to manage the shape and curve of the board so that the trajectories of the balls ended up in the same place by throwing elliptical points – the hoop. The final design creates the bowl-shaped shape of the inward fruit described by the elliptical paraboloid.

Once his digital design was settled, he created a 3D mesh, which was used as a guide for carving wooden blocks. When the first design was assembled, Wighton noticed that the backboard was moving the ball towards the front of the hoop, because it was not inside. He realized that his initial calculations did not take into account the size of the ball and fixed the issue by placing the hoop a few inches forward instead of starting from scratch. The speed of the rebounding hoops’ success was also a factor, which is probably why Wighton protested the more conservative claim to the reputation of throwing the ball “too many times.” However, the results looked pretty good on video with a routine speed!

The achievement is how you can discover your way out of a lack of talent’s God bless you, science. The end result is a backboard that can make hoop shooters even the most optimistic as a pro – unless you look too closely at its size and actually hit the backboard (if you can’t, maybe try chess).

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