DIY Skeetball Machine
My son asked for this so I told him I would build it but it would not be electronic since I do not know how to make that part happen. I was surprised at how expensive larger diameter PVC costs. Because of this my version has three holes not five.
Materials used: 2×4’s, screws, 3/4″ plywood, PVC (4″ diameter), duct tape, metal brackets, bolts, nuts and heavy duty wheels (from a dolly I have).
I mistakenly made the holes too big and had to improvise by using popsicle sticks to make the PVC fit.
Because this is outside next to the DIY pool table (covered in a tarp in this photo) I have it on wheels to move it out of the way when playing pool.
Close up of where the ball can go thru. I used duct tape to fill in any holes that the popsicle sticks may have missed.
The PVC pipes will eventually lead to a single pipe running under the top portion and leading to the front where they will fall into a plastic bucket. This will make for easy retrieval of the balls. I decided to use Lacrosse balls since they are a good size and rubberized so they bounce. Eventually wood will be added to the sides of the top piece. A tarp will be used to cover in case it rains or snows. Plexiglass will sit on top of the portion by the holes. Scrap wood will be used to elevate the plexiglass.