Introduction: Mini Skee-Ball Game
I. Background Information:
Skee-Ball is widely known for its enjoyable playstyle wherein a player tries to roll a ball that travels onto a bump to make the ball hop into one of the holes. It has a long space for the ball to travel and at the end of the platform is an inclined lane that bumps the ball to shoot into one of the five holes. These five holes will conclude what will the player’s score at the end of the game. The members of the group came up with the mini version of it in order to let the players enjoy the game at home. Physics concepts that are associated with this game “Mini Skee-ball” are the different kinds of motions and kinematics. For example, acceleration is present when you release the ball that will gradually decrease as it reaches the bump causing it to fall freely to one of the holes.
This output aims to create a product that can be easily made by others using materials that are readily available at home. The students also aim to create a game that would be easy to create but at the same time enjoyable to play.
· Masking Tape
· Hot Glue Gun
· Marbles (Toy) or any small balls
· Paint (Optional)
Step 1: Measurements
First of all, before you start making the skeeball box you need to cut first the cardboard with the measurement in following:
- 3cm x 23cm = 1 piece
- 3cm x 40cm = 1 piece
- 4cm x 30cm = 1 piece
- 4cm x 40cm = 1 piece
- 8cm x 25cm = 1 piece
- 12cm x 17cm = 1 piece
- 17cm x 35cm = 1 piece
- 25cm x 30cm = 1 piece
- 25cm x 60cm = 1 piece
- 20cm x 25cm = 2 pieces
- 22cm x 24cm = 2 pieces
- 2cm x 27cm = 3 pieces
- 14cm x 40cm x 8cm = 4 pieces
With the use of a glue gun, put glue at the bottom part (not the slope part) of 14cm x 40cm x 8cm cardboard and place it at the edge of 4cm x 40cm cardboard. Same with goes to another 14cm x 40cm x 8cm cardboard, put it in another edge of 4cm x 40cm cardboard.
In the other 14cm x 40cm x 8cm, cut 2 cm x 10.5 cm in the part of 8cm then with the use of pencil and ruler trace 5 cm in the part of 8cm and 8 cm in the part of 14 cm and place the 3cm x 40cm in the tracing part with the use of a glue gun on both sides. The cardboard must look like an ‘L’ shape then cover with 4cm x 30cm cardboard at the top using a glue gun.
Put glue at the edge of 17cm x 35cm cardboard then place it in the middle of the cardboard made it step 2 and also in the middle of the other cardboard “L”.
In 12cm x 17cm cardboard make the form curve with the use of a cutter (do not cut the cardboard) and leave 1 inch on the other side
Place the curved part at the back part of the stand with the use of a glue gun then glue below the excess 1 inch in the cardboard.
Place 8cm x 25cm and cut the excess part to cover the front stand of the skee-ball stand.
In the 22cm x 24cm cardboard, use a compass to make a circle and cut it using a cutter.
Divide the 2cm x 27cm cardboard into two and form it around the hole to make it as the hole of the ball.
Cut the excess 9 cm x 20 cm in the 2 pieces of 20cm x 25cm cardboard then paste it beside the skee-ball stand and cover it with 25cm x 30cm cardboard.
Connect the two cardboard (one for the ball to pass and another one for the hole) with the use of a 25cm x 60cm cardboard.