|Project by Austin Zach||posted 01-22-2015 03:14 AM||1794 views||17 times favorited||6 comments|
I built this pair of catapults from scrap oak (and MDF for the base) for my nephew for Christmas. The only part of this project that was more fun than finding an awesome way to use up some scraps was seeing my 4 year old nephew’s reaction and watching him play with them. The design is 100% my own, so not knowing how it would turn out, I was pleased to see that the trajectory ended up being perfect. It shoots about 15 to 20 feet, though I suppose you could make it shoot farther by adding more rubber bands. I haven’t tried pushing it the max, but I’m sure my nephew will.
Slow motion video of the catapult in action: