2021-03-24

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, March 24th (Wang Wang and Xu Weichen) Recently, the topic of sports reform for the high school and college entrance examination has once again aroused heated discussion. “Let children fall in love with sports, cultivate lifelong athletes, promote sports for all…” The society is paying more and more attention to sports, and there are more and more ways to do it. Recently in Shanghai, an 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” built a football house where he can play football at home.

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house

Children in the “Football Playhouse” Have a great time here. Photo by Yang Liying

In a community on Miyun Road, Hongkou, Shanghai, 89-year-old grandfather Zheng Changqi lives in a “fantastic invention room” with his various inventions. Zheng Changqi was the chief designer of Shanghai Kangyuan Toys Factory. He was engaged in toy research and development. He was used to dealing with various machines, and he always had novel ideas in his head.

The old Shanghai-style “green tin frog” that carries the collective childhood memories of the “post-80s” and “post-90s” was born in the toy factory where he worked. Now, the old gentleman has more than 60 independent research and development patents.

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house(1)

89-year-old Zheng Changqizeng He is the chief designer of Shanghai Kangyuan Toys Factory. Photograph by Yang Liying

The “Football Mobile House” invented by Zheng Changqi is hidden in his “Fantastic Invention House”. As the two traction ropes are pulled up and down, the two footballs rise and fall, which can achieve kicking action in a small space. A traction rope is embedded on the fixed pulley, and the two ends of the traction rope are connected to the football. The “wall” is also designed with anti-fall strips and net cover, and the bottom is covered with two layers of soft pads of different materials to prevent bumps. The mobile home can also be disassembled and easily moved, so that it can be built in an indoor environment.

“Invention also pays attention to’advance with the times’. During the epidemic prevention period, children spend more time at home and less time for exercise. This makes it convenient for children to play and practice ball anytime and anywhere, and cultivate hobbies.” Zheng Changqi said.

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house(2)

Acquired by Zheng Changqi’s invention and creation Many awards have been won. Photo by Yang Liying

In addition to this invention, there is another thing that Zheng Changqi is proud of: a football function training device. The football transmission device sends the football along the conveyor belt to the football launching device, and launches it to the required position to complete various skills such as head ball, undercut ball, and hanging ball.

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house(3)

Zheng Changqi’s invention. Photographed by Yang Liying

Zheng Changqi said, “Football is a multiplayer sport. I thought about whether I can play football alone?” This kind of automatic device was born from this, and you can enjoy football automatic device. It brings convenience and precision, and saves the tedious and necessary actions of picking up and throwing the ball. Single training can also complete various passing and receiving actions.

You can play at home! Shanghai 89-year-old “inventor grandpa” builds a football house(4)

Old Shanghai style “green tin frog “It was born in the toy factory where Zheng Changqi worked. Photo by Yang Liying

It is understood that Zheng Changqi also designed fitness amusement machines, wrestling motorcycles, boxing robots, etc., combining sports with toys or robots, but the present invention is purer and more professional Sex.

Why did you think of combining toys with sports? Zheng Changqi said, “When I was young, I liked playing football very much. Now the children are always devoted to their studies. The weekend schedule is full of tutoring classes. The kindergarten does not have a football field, but it does not mean that there are no dolls who love to play. Hope. The’football house’ installation can be popularized in kindergartens, and I hope they can exercise more and do what they really like to do!” (End)