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Ages 14+



Build a pop-action basketball trash can and sink a 3-pointer! Construct the bin, then engineer a lid system with complex linkages that automatically flips open a hoop to shoot for. Learn all about parabolas, the mechanics of basketball, and how linkages work before you practice your aim, shoot, and score!

Why it’s awesome

  1. Link together

    Explore the mechanics of engineering movement with complex linkages.

  2. Chores score!

    Clean up your room by transforming a mundane task into a game.

  3. Behind the ball

    Discover the history of basketball and the science of shooting hoops.

What’s included?

    Topics explored

    1. Mechanical linkages

    2. Physics of basketball

    3. Parabolic motion

    Additional details



    7 reviews

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      Great project! One of the easier eureka crates i’ve done but the hinges were a little tricky, other than that, its great!

      Stem Mom


      An adult helped my 8 year old complete this project. She had asked for cooler trash can for her room. She did need help to put some of the smaller pieces together, but for the most part, she was able to make it on her own. She’s since personalized it with some fun stickers. It’s the hit of her room!



      I loved this kit! It was one of the most fun crates I’ve done.

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      My son asked for a trash can with a basketball hoop and loved this gift. He was able to build it with minimal help (8 years old) and the quality is high enough to use as a functional waste bin.



      Great product



      Great little trashcan with a fun mechanic. The engineering on the hinge is fascinating.

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