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Pickleball Machine

by LoboCNC Jul 24, 2019
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really great!!

in term of speed, most tennis machine goes from 18 to 68 MpH, so this can be adapted to tennis ball :-)
the bigger problem is the torque but with a harder structure and better motors :-) it should work

The hard part about this machine was making the compliant wheels. With tennis balls, though, you can use the ball's compliance, which is easier, but you do need to make the structure much stiffer. You wouldn't actually need bigger motors - just more inertia in the flywheels. (Although your firing rate will be reduced some.)

Dude ... you always one step more far ... incredible!
Does It work with tenis balls? or are more heavy than the plastic ones in the video?
Congratulations

Hey, thanks! This probably wouldn't work too well with tennis balls -- they are a little over twice as heavy as pickleballs, and a little bit smaller in diameter. Plus, a good tennis ball machine should be able to launch the balls a lot faster.

Great job! This is an awesome project!

Wow that's cool! I like your creativity.