This term I am starting a new Passion Project. Last term I didn’t complete the flashing bit for the stumps, but this term I will be making a new stump with a flashing bit in it. Like in the picture (but in the brand new stump).
This term I am going to use new tools and new equipment to help me make a flashing stump. If that doesn’t take a full term then I have another project which is to do up a set of bouncing back stumps that my dad bought from the tip shop on Douro Street and I am planning to make it look like the picture on the right.
I am going to make a video of the first part but maybe not the second part. My video is targeted at an 11 to 12-year-old audience. I am trying to learn about how the springs never break on the second part and also how the flashing light works from the zinger stump. I am looking forward to finally putting that flashing bit into the stump and testing the flashing bit to see it finally light upon a wooden stump.
7 weeks into the project most of the work is done. Mrs. Williamson said we did not have to do a progress blog so we didn’t.
We finished the stumps after about 5 tries of cutting the wood to the right length and we lined the rest of the scrappy bits with silicon. Then basically everything else was the same as the first stumps with the sanding, the grating of the grooves for the bails, the metal and the paint on the metal.
The second part of my passion project was to make spring back stumps with a camera in them. This part mostly succeeded. The only problem that was the camera only did stills and not videos or slo-mos for the DRS thing we were going to do.
Then we tried it out with a real cricket ball. It worked, it was really good, but I am not sure if the spring back stumps would work with a tennis ball because there are heavy-duty springs.
Overall this project was really motivating and fun, for me and my dad. This project has been my favourite passion project so far, because of all the new things tools and things I learnt. Thank you for reading my second passion project blog:).