Catapult Night - Oct 15

posted Oct 13, 2012, 9:29 PM by Lance Read   [ updated Oct 13, 2012, 9:34 PM by Lance Read ]
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October 15th Trebuchet Building Competition:

We will have a Catapult competition next Monday. Patrols should be getting with their sponsor to insure they have a design they can build.

  • Greg L. has provided links to websites for designs. 
  • Jerry S will be checking to insure we have enough poles out back of the hut for building the catapults. 
  • David B: We were thinking about using pumpkins or some type of gourd as the projectile. Do you have access to any ugly unwanted pumpkins/gourds?

Mike O

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Here are 3 links to catapult designs

1. The modified ogre - uses bungee cords

2. Go here for a U tube video ((broken link))

3. This is a small scale that could easily be scaled up. Use bungee cords instead of rubber bands

Greg L