Hoop Shooter is a game of that requires force and accuracy, very much like shooting a basketball into a net.
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- The premise is simple: A wooden ball connected to a string is placed on a firm metal springboard that can rotate in its notch. The child must aim and push down on the springboard, then release to send the ball flying toward the basket. The goal is to get the ball to land in the basket.
- The purpose of the Hoop Shooter is for children to learn the basic principles of projectiles by experimenting with force and direction. Ages 5-13.
- The Hoop Shooter is constructed almost entirely out of wood, with the exception of the metal springboard, string, and assembly pieces (nails, glue, etc.). Estimated cost: $10.00.
Carnegie Mellon University
January 26, 2010