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10-16-2009 08:55 PM

A friend asked me to build this thing for him to use in a charity event that he is participating in. I guess you are supposed to hit a lever with a mallet and send a rubber frog flying towards a target or a bucket or something. Anybody ever seen this? Got plans/ideas/advice for me?

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 09:00 PM

From what I remember, it’s all about levers.
If you take 2 see-saw’s and overlap the end of one with the other, you end up with a lever action catapult. When you strike the top of one end, the lower end rises – but so does the lower end of the other see-saw. If something is on the other see-saw’s lower end, it will go flying.

Does that help?

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 09:16 PM

You ever seen a picture of this?

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 09:50 PM

Only in my head :)

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 11:50 PM

http://www.redbonegames.com/secure/shop/item.asp?itemid=519

http://www.let-the-world-know.com/images/froglauncher.bmp

Here are a few links to what you’re looking for. The second one is a better picture that should give you a base plan to build from. Good luck!

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 05:45 AM

This proves it you can find anything on the net.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 03:34 PM

HA HAAAAAA! I knew there was a lumberjock out there who could help. Thanks for the good pic. That first link doesn’t work for me but the second is a good pic. Too bad its metal. Thanks guys

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