Friday, May 1, 2015

Trebuchet Project Part 2

After a few long days of work on the trebuchets, we have made some serious progress. Thankfully we have had some really good weather and have been able to make headway while still being able to stick to our main plan. We have also been able to use some great ideas brought to the team by individuals during impromptu brainstorming sessions (aka when we are tired and taking a break). 






So, as you can see, we have the main frame put together. We will be moving on to the arm and counterweight next time, along with securing that arm and a track for the sling later one. In one to two classes depending on our speed, we should have a fully functioning trebuchet. 

We also have decided on a few backup plans just in case the trebuchet does not function all that well. If we are having issues with arm movement, we will be using pulleys instead of just a pure weight dropping style. 

Hopefully we will have pictures of objects in flight in the next post or two.



Day One Post Located Here