Desktop Basketball

by SometimesCake, published

Desktop Basketball by SometimesCake Jul 6, 2012
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Desktop Basketball by SometimesCake is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Any one up for a game of HORSE?

I was enjoying a good game of Seej and I thought to my self, wouldn't it be nice if the pennies would collect them selves? Then I thought of the basketball goals over paper trash bins. Desktop basketball was born!

This is a challenging game with the included flipper.

I could use some help with a good design for a highly accurate, less powerful catapult for this game. :)



I used Slic3r 8.4 to print off these parts. They were a tight fit and required a bit of sanding. This is as designed as the parts should be a pressure fit. No glue is required to assemble the goal.

For the basketball print two sides and glue together.

The .zip has all of the STLs in it to save you the downloading effort.

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Nice job man!!! I love it so much!!! I am having a lot of fun playing with it. :)

i made it it looks amazing and works great

im making this right now

is it already fit to scale?
or do i have to size it down
bc im not good when it comes to sizing down

im not good at that either

I created it with Sketchup, this was before i learned to use open scad. Printed as is for me on a printrbot.

This catapult works great with ping pong balls or marbles, depending upon how you size it. Plus, it uses a minimal amount of plastic.


Catapult with Text
by AndyP

I printed one off with no infill and two solid layers, adujusted the scad for a 20mm ball. Then adjusted the arm to 7mm smaller. I was trying to knock some of the power down. The catapult can still fling the ball about ten feet. My friend was able to sink a basked from 5 feet away. :)

I read through the catapult. That is a really cool design.