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Laser Cut Desktop Trebuchet

by dustinandrews, published

Laser Cut Desktop Trebuchet by dustinandrews Dec 4, 2012

Description

Build your own 75mm (3") tall desktop trebuchet.

Is your desk is missing that certain something to show of your geek cred? Do you need to launch little wooden projectiles into the next cubicle? Do you want something "sciency" to do with your kids?
You can now do all that with your very own desktop siege engine.

This kit has (almost) everything you need to build a working desktop trebuchet. You will need to provide some wood glue, a patch of cloth and a sewing needle, thread and a little ballast. Takes about 30-60 minutes to assemble.

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We tried to find cloth, but didn't come up with any. I ended up using a piece of signmaking vinyl, and everyone else used a piece of a wide rubber belt. We didn't have much time to actually play with them or perfect our technique, so we didn't get much firing in, but they were fun to build.
That is the coolest thing ever. Thanks. I was going to post on your Board, but my ISP seems to be blocked. :(
I recommend cutting the slings out of heavy cotton cloth. Did they fire OK?
Thanks for posting this kit! Several of us got together tonight at Hackerspace Charlotte and assembled them. For pics, check out hackerspacecharlotte.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&;t=554

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Instructions

See a 19 step photo filled instruction instravaganza on Instructables: instructables.com/id/Make-a-desktop-trebuchet/
Thanks for posting this kit! Several of us got together tonight at Hackerspace Charlotte and assembled them. For pics, check out hackerspacecharlotte.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&;t=554
That is the coolest thing ever. Thanks. I was going to post on your Board, but my ISP seems to be blocked. :(
I recommend cutting the slings out of heavy cotton cloth. Did they fire OK?
We tried to find cloth, but didn't come up with any. I ended up using a piece of signmaking vinyl, and everyone else used a piece of a wide rubber belt. We didn't have much time to actually play with them or perfect our technique, so we didn't get much firing in, but they were fun to build.
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