Basketball Hoop Stand, All in One
This design is an attempt at an all-in-one basketball hoop stand that can be printed without support. It is approximately three inches (80 mm) tall.
The design arises from an instructional activity that uses a few basketball hoop stands. A regular stand requires extensive support and a raft and is not aesthetically appealing. So, I decided to use a few geometric ideas so that the hoop can be printed on the bed and then folds/rotates into place. The project turns out to be a very interesting STEM project!
Among the files are three versions with different patterns on the hoop board.
Have fun exercising and playing with math.
A resolution of 0.18 mm and an infill of 5% worked fine in my experiments. Depending on your printer and resolution, you may need to gently twist the joint a little to loosen it.