Friday, 21 November 2014

10 Terrific Trebuchets

Atomic Shrimp’s Two Hour Trebuchet was designed and constructed in a mere 2-hours (hence the name). Amazingly enough, there were no blueprints used for the build, which uses 1-ich batten for the frame and throwing arm. A heavy engineering brick strapped to a wooden skid serves as the counter weight, which is used to fire tennis balls as projectiles. (Link) The DIY catapults and trebuchets are as varied in their design methods and materials as there are people in the hurling community. The age old siege weapon is still being used today in skirmishes on the modern battlefield.

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