Poster Title

Baseball Scooper

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

58

KY Senate District #

20

Abstract

There are many baseball teams in the U.S. and in other countries; through research we found out that teams waste a lot of time picking up baseballs during their practices, while they could be perfecting their hitting, throwing, catching, and other techniques. Another problem we found was that baseballs are torn from lawn mowers all the time. After a ball is torn it’s thrown away and when a ball is thrown away, they have to buy new balls which means money. That is why we plan to solve these problems by creating a product that will attach to a gator or golf cart. My team and I surveyed people in our school, outside of school, and baseball coaches near us. Our results were that 4 people did not want our product but 95 others (including baseball coaches and players) said yes they would buy it. Another question in our survey was, if baseball teams were wasting time on collecting their balls? 87 people said yes and 8 said no. Our product will collect baseballs up from the ground efficiently, quickly, and will be able to save the balls from ever being torn which will save money from not having to buy new balls. We are making our baseball scooper to be all terrain, the scooper will be able to travel on any terrain to accomplish its goal and teams could pick up baseballs anywhere a gator or a golf cart can fit. This product is not like any other because it is more durable, reliable, it will run on any terrain, more efficient, and better looking. Plus you will be able to pick up any ball that is the size of a baseball, the scooper does not have to be used just for picking up baseballs. Our product known as the Baseball Scooper will be affordable as well because on average MLB teams make at least 301 million dollars a year and schools that fundraise make at least 55,000 dollars. The cost for this product will be around $500 and with our Baseball Scooper we will be able to accomplish the goal, that teams will not have to waste time on collecting their balls, it will save teams thousands of dollars, and it’s affordable.

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Baseball Scooper

There are many baseball teams in the U.S. and in other countries; through research we found out that teams waste a lot of time picking up baseballs during their practices, while they could be perfecting their hitting, throwing, catching, and other techniques. Another problem we found was that baseballs are torn from lawn mowers all the time. After a ball is torn it’s thrown away and when a ball is thrown away, they have to buy new balls which means money. That is why we plan to solve these problems by creating a product that will attach to a gator or golf cart. My team and I surveyed people in our school, outside of school, and baseball coaches near us. Our results were that 4 people did not want our product but 95 others (including baseball coaches and players) said yes they would buy it. Another question in our survey was, if baseball teams were wasting time on collecting their balls? 87 people said yes and 8 said no. Our product will collect baseballs up from the ground efficiently, quickly, and will be able to save the balls from ever being torn which will save money from not having to buy new balls. We are making our baseball scooper to be all terrain, the scooper will be able to travel on any terrain to accomplish its goal and teams could pick up baseballs anywhere a gator or a golf cart can fit. This product is not like any other because it is more durable, reliable, it will run on any terrain, more efficient, and better looking. Plus you will be able to pick up any ball that is the size of a baseball, the scooper does not have to be used just for picking up baseballs. Our product known as the Baseball Scooper will be affordable as well because on average MLB teams make at least 301 million dollars a year and schools that fundraise make at least 55,000 dollars. The cost for this product will be around $500 and with our Baseball Scooper we will be able to accomplish the goal, that teams will not have to waste time on collecting their balls, it will save teams thousands of dollars, and it’s affordable.