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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Make a desktop trebuchet

Oh, so many fun projects and so little time. I would love to make this mini-siege engine, of only to hurl small objects across the office when work isn't going well.

This project is a bit complicated, but it should engage children both young and old for more than a few hours.

Make a desktop trebuchet

By using popsicle sticks and some glue you can build yourself a clever little trebuchet. This is a good replacement for the one made out of paper that has vanished from the Internet. You will need 18 sticks for the frame sides.  Start by squaring off the ends of 6 sticks.  2 sticks will form the uprights (part 1), and 4 sticks will form the base fore and aft of the uprights (parts 2 and 3). Thanks John! Link.

(Via MAKE: Blog.)


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