Portable Basketball Hoop (cheap)

Introduction: Portable Basketball Hoop (cheap)

Portable Basketball Hoop (cheap)

Created by Gabo Hernandez

Supplies

For this Instructables project (cheap Basketball Hoop), the materials/supplies I used were Carton, Paper, Suitcase, Colors pencils, Hook, Paper Balls, markers

Step 1: Intro to Design

Throughout many years of my life, I didn't know and understood why design thinking is important in our life, it is important because it helps you see different ways of things, and can help you to look at a different perspective, it can also help your brain explore and express itself by building and socializing with others, Design thinking made me be able to build this project. Design thinking is like thinking outside the box, you need to think/find other ways to solve the same problem, it is for you to learn, and observe how does everything you do in your life has a purpose. My design is a portable basketball hoop, which is made out of cheap and easy items/materials to find, you can play it any time at any moment. (The List of supplies/materials for my project is on the Supplies space).

Step 2: ​Discovery and Interpretation

Empathy for me means putting yourself into other people's shoes, which relates to my project because I thought of another person, put myself into his shoes, and created/build something that my user would be amazed and grateful to have. The user that I choose to design to is one of my cousins because I know that he loves to play basketball and sometimes basket can become very expensive and you don't have space to play, that's why I created this Portable Basketball Hoop. My drivers and constraints that came from the interview were that it needed to be cheap because normally basketball hoops can be very expensive, portable because he wants to play even when he goes on trips/vacations, or even if he just goes out of his house. Finally that the basketball hoop needed to be less big than the normal ones, to be able to fit in all kinds of different places, for him to play any time.

Step 3: Ideation

Ideation is the creative way of developing/generating a way to find new ideas and to build them. Ideation is very helpful because it helps you develop a lot of new and incredible things that you probably didn't know that will help you make/start a business, but not any kind, a successful one. Finally, it can also help you in your future life if you use different techniques.

Step 4: ​Prototype

To make this design you only need cheap items, like carton, tape, and paper, you will start to make and color the hoop by adding whichever color you would like, then start to tape together pieces of paper to create a circle and tape it to the carton, after that, you will need to cut open some rolls of carton and tape them together to the hoop carton, finally, roll out some paper balls and start to play wherever you want at whatever time you want, and remember fun can always be cheap.

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    13 Comments

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    ANA107
    ANA107

    1 year ago

    I like your idea and your design, but for next time i would use stronger materials so they can support the basketball.

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    26orozco7059
    26orozco7059

    1 year ago

    I really liked your design but i am not sure it can support an actual basketball. I think you can make it better by re enforcing the hoop to make it stronger and supoort a basketball.

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    25seemann9044
    25seemann9044

    1 year ago

    Nice hoop! Does it sustain a small foam basketball?

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    25cavazos6635
    25cavazos6635

    1 year ago on Step 4

    I really like you idea and design, how the ball comes back with the ramp under the hoop. I think you should consider using other materials to make it more durable.

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    25delagarza6648
    25delagarza6648

    1 year ago

    I like the idea but you should have constructed using different materials to make it durable and reusable. I like the idea and the platform which makes the ball return.

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    25juarez7407
    25juarez7407

    1 year ago

    I really like how you clearly explained why being a designer is so important. In addition, I also really like how your empathy was what helped you create such a cool project. Next time, however, how about you explain a little bit more about your projects purpose and function. But, overall, congratulations! Your creation is amazing!

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    26galvan7055
    26galvan7055

    1 year ago on Step 4

    something i liked about your project is that is is really just you making it with your creativity

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    26andonie7034
    26andonie7034

    1 year ago

    I like you can make it at home

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    Gabo Lopez
    Gabo Lopez

    1 year ago

  • Something I liked about your project was that you made a sport hoop and that was very creative.
  • Have you considered making the rim a different material?
  • Great job
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    26gonzalez7022
    26gonzalez7022

    1 year ago on Step 4

  • Something that I liked about your project was that your portable basketball hoop was small and easy to carry. Next time you could color the paper balls but overall your project was really good!
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    Amanda Pedraza
    Amanda Pedraza

    1 year ago

    Something I liked about your project was that it was very creative and something that would help people have fun, overall great job