Robotic basketball hoop travels at 100 MPH so you never miss a shot
People often think that the best engineers are the lazy ones looking for a way to complete tasks by achieving maximum benefit from minimal effort. Let's say you want to play basketball as good as LeBron James but without practicing. In that case, a high-tech basketball hoop that ensures your every shot is on point would be the perfect engineering solution.
That's exactly what happened in this video. Engineer Shane Wighton, who designs and constructs stuff for building enthusiasts on his YouTube channel, Stuff Made Here, goes to incredible lengths to avoid having to practice to get better at basketball.
Wighton has created a high-tech, custom-built, lightweight basketball hoop made of aluminum, foam, and fiberglass that follows the ball's motion and zooms around at 100MPH to ensure it always goes through the hoop. Thanks to a complex pulley system powered by six electric motors, the system runs. If you want to learn more about it, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.