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LED Basketball Hoop

My nephews are avid basketball players and practice at all times of the day and night. After a somewhat aggressive dunking session, they were in need of a new basketball hoop. I took the opportunity to create an LED basketball hoop for Christmas that would also allow them to play at night.

I took a shatterproof basketball hoop and created a backing for it in Adobe Illustrator - mapping out the positions for the LEDs and the outline of the backboard. I then used a CNC machine to cut a backing from the Illustrator file into Alupanel.

The LEDs are controlled by a small lighting controller, and have six separate color sequences that can be triggered by buttons on the controller housing, or via a web interface from their smartphones.

LED Basketball Hoop
LED Basketball Hoop Backboard
LED Basketball Hoop CNC Machine
LED Basketball Hoop Pixels
LED Basketball Hoop Assembled
LED Basketball Hoop Controller

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