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How would I go about making a basketball that deflates via remote control? Answered

For a project, I'd like to make basketball that deflates when someone pushes a button on a remote.

This is really just a proof of concept for a video, so if the mechanism impedes the ability to play, that's okay for now.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to tackle this unusual challenge?

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bwrussell
bwrussell

5 years ago

A BB gun...

In all seriousness though, does the ball need to be dribbled before/after the deflating?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Answer 5 years ago

Probelm is getting it into the ball and sealing it back up to be unoticed and able to hold air again.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Answer 5 years ago

True but that comes down to the same as fixing a bike tyre.
Vulcanising and sealing.
A soccer ball would not be too hard, same for a football, but a basketball is made entirely out of a single piece of rubber.
Just glad it is not my design challenge ;)