|Project by Lockwatcher||posted 04-14-2011 03:46 AM||8303 views||53 times favorited||17 comments|
Worked with a scout group a number of years ago and designed this project for the boys to build. They had a great time building them, and even a better time shooting them off! These were built out of pine to make the project inexpensive.
Building this is easy…you could have one built from scraps in an hour. Note the trim nail used as a trigger. The detent is marshmallow sized (forstner bit) to make loading it easier. Also, the dowel rod (the stop) is covered with a small length of tubing (this was done to prevent breakage of the dowel rod). You will need to experiment on what size rubber band to use, but we can fire a marshmallow close to 20 feet…
Just a fun simple project. If you build one…be sure to leave a picture of it in the comment section here as well as on your project page.
I just added a blog with instructions for building your own: Marshmallow Catapult
And my other projects: Lockwatcher's Projects
-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/