View Full Version : Build your own trebuchet!

joćo paulo
01-17-2009, 05:18 PM
Be careful not to hit his head;)

:arrow:Hands to Work! (http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Office-supplies-trebuchet/)

01-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Fun. I built one out of Lego once. It hurled square blocks about eight feet.

01-17-2009, 06:31 PM
I built a few while in scouts. The leaders would let us go off and work on projects while we were at camp, and not really watch what we were doing too closely. That changed after we flung a half tonne rock about 100m.

You would think they would have questioned a group of 14-16 year old teenagers asking if they can cut down trees that were wider than they were. Good thing the farmer that owned the land had wanted to clear a road anyway, gave us an excuse to cut whole trees. Waste not, want not.

Good times, good times.

We were never allowed to build anything without plans and detailed descriptions of what it was after that. :(

01-17-2009, 09:14 PM
I'll have to try this out and fling glass around.

01-18-2009, 01:11 PM
A photo from my recent trip from outside the Citadel in Cairo:


-Rob A>

01-21-2009, 02:15 AM
Nice RobA! Looks like it was an educational trip as well. ;)

My son will get to build a catapult or trebuchet in his high school manufacturing courses as part of the physics class. I can't wait to see that project come to fruition. Naturally we'll have to test it out on stuff. ;)