You don't need a whole lot of fancy tools and pieces of wood to make yourself quite a fun little catapult that has some real oompfh to it. This awesome little machine is the perfect desktop item to enforce the peace in your cubicle or dorm room. The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery - Nice book that shows you how to build ten different catapult projects, moderate wood working and pvc piping kind of stuff. Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices Want to get a little more creative? These are the homemade machines that you've dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun.
There are some neat tricks that I use when applying masking tape and you should use these techniques.
First off, cut yourself ten pieces of masking tape and stick them lightly to the table or the wall.
Another great technique for using masking tape is to lay it on a table with the sticky side up. Now take two of the four inch pieces and two of the two inch pieces and tape them end to end so it looks like one big long stick. Popsicle sticks have been a staple of easy and creative fun for as long as there have been popsicles.
The Desktop Onager: An Awesome all Wood and Twine War Machine - Fiercely Fend Off Office Rivals -- Conveniently sized to sit on your desk, this intimidating little machine is an actual working reproduction of an onager.
The Miniature Trebuchet - The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of the medieval period and early renaissance.
Trevor has followed my tutorial and made himself a cardboard catapult for a physics project. And Bill and his daughter upgraded it by adding more power and a terrific winching system so it could be loaded!
The Table Top Crossbow - This is an amazing little crossbow made and submitted by a web visitor.
Here is another catapult that was made by a pair of web visitors (Eileen and Kate) They based it on this project and added some nice improvements including a wooden spoon for the throw arm and some wheels. A web visitor built my Ogre Catapult to 1.5X the normal size and it is great for launching tennis balls. This is an awesome little catapult based on my trebuchet plan and with some neat modifications and a spectacular paint job! I used a strong rubber band so this catapult actually fires a little projectile quite a long ways! A little About the Triangle - The thing that makes this catapult so easy to build yet so strong (You can use quite a potent rubber band on this catapult and fire your projectiles a long way) is the use of the triangle which is the strongest geometric shape and is used in everywhere in architecture. 32 Popsicle sticks, some masking tape, pencil, rubber band, scissors, X-acto knife (optional), piece of paper about 6 inches square.
Now, as in the photo shown below, place these three popsicle stick assemblies end to end and then tape them together. Now lay one triangle down on the table and splittling the legs on the two you taped together slide them right over the one on the table. Now wrap one end of the rubber band around the catapult arm just under the cup and tape it firmly in place. Using a couple of pieces of tape connect the other end of the catapult arm to the place where the three triangles meet.
The only thing left to do now is to wrap the other end of the rubber band around the top of the catapult and tape it firmly into place. LEGO® Castle King's Castle Siege - From this mighty Castle, the good King rules over all he surveys - Help him defend the kingdom against the skeleton warriors and their mighty dragon! Here are the plans for a small desktop catapult ideal for ping pong ball or marshmallow fights. In this tutorial i will be showing how to build a fairly simple catapult powered by an elastic band. A vacuum cannon is an interesting physics demonstration that shows how much atmospheric pressure there is at the earths surface, though we do not feel it because our bodies have the same amount of pressure both inside and out. Make a giant trebuchet in less than a day with a couple of trees, some rope and a few other easily found parts. One of the major drawbacks of making and operating a pneumatic cannon is the need for a new air charge for each shot. This is my second wooden, hanging counterweight trebuchet and the first well-documented one. This is a rubber band powered launcher that can fire over 100m (330ft) depending on the quality of the finished product and the ammunition used.
Using popsicle sticks and hot glue, this Instructable will show you how to create your very own easy to make catapault.
A few days ago I went to a local supermarket and I saw that a whole pack of 50 clothespins costs only 3zl(1$) so I decided to buy those as I could make a lot of things from them and they were cheap!
The Curiously Strong Trebuchet is a miniature trebuchet designed in a way such that it can be disassembled and stored in an Altoids tin.
True catapult that uses a extremely tightly wound string to power it, it fits in the palm of your hand, it cost under $20.
Hi There, I've been toying around with wooden peg ideas using elastic bands to give them grip when it dawned on me. This is a catapult (ala torsion style) I built inspired from the video a contributor named schoondogs posted.  His catapult looked simple enough so I thought I'd make a step-by-step with some improvements (that's the American way right?
I will show you how to build a net gun out of materials available at any big box home improvement store.
A lot of people have been making my business card catapult as just a fun little toy to play with and don't really need it to look clean and pretty. Both cleanly powered and built from 2 recycled bicycles, scrap steel and wood, leaking 5 gallon water jug and a lacross stick, our pedal powered tennis ball launcher was created as a unique entry for the innovate or die pedal powered machine contest.
The trebuchet is a medieval invention originally designed to lay siege to fortresses and castles. This catapult was built strictly out of office supplies (By web visitor Brandon N.) and he has also built a trebuchet! Find out how the ancients were able to use nothing but wood and ropes to build machines that could hurl heavy stones great distances. This kit includes everything you need except for glue and a few simple tools like scissors, sandpaper, a file (a utility knife would be helpful too) and about two or three hours of your time from start to finish.
Made from high quality knot free Basswood, this Ballista is a great addition to any homemade artillery collection.
Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle's simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results.
It was extraordinarily powerful and was easier for military engineers to build because it used gravity as the energy source. Ten popsicle sticks, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, a rubber band, and a roll of masking tape. I lay a piece of tape on the table with the sticky side up then press the two ends of the sticks onto it. The mere presence of this striking machine on your desk will induce fear and respect among your peers.
A large and unwieldy weapon, it was typically built on-site during battle, and tuned to lob great weights - such as the carcasses of rotting horses and pots of burning pitch, over the castle walls and onto its inhabitants. It is the Paper Castle and it has everything you could want in a castle making project including all the art work you can download.

If you want to build an easy yet powerful catapult you can learn more about making this one right here: The Katypult! Yup, Here are some pictures of a mangonel based on this project with the addition of wheels and some nice upgrades including staining of the wood.
Check out a bigger picture and see what happened when he and his son took it to the local park!
It takes about thirty minutes and it uses 32 popsicle sticks, some masking tape, and a rubber band.
You lay out your tape with the sticky side up then place two sticks end to end right on it.
This end will freely rotate and the loose ends shown here will be taped to the catapult where the three triangles meet. If you do not have a large rubber band you can chain a group of small ones together then use them. I was pretty happy with the results just from this basic design and I didn't have to tinker with anything to get the catapult to really fire off some projectiles. The spring force is provided by a twisted string mechanism, so it lasts and lasts, in contrast to rubber band-powered catapults.
This trebuchet is not that trebuchet, rather, it is an adorable demonstration of projectile motion.
It fires fairly far and is made out of nothing more then paper, glue, tape, a bottle cap and an elastic band.
This project is pretty simple to build and just about any home improvement store will have the supplies. A f2k trebuchet has an arm that rides on wheels, which roll forward on rails, while the weight bar running through the arm falls down in a vertical groove. Once you have the parts, you could be 30 minutes away from flinging small objects at friends, family, and coworkers!  TechShop Website Materials All measurements are approximate. It is set up as a bullet crossbow, with the option of firing bolts with the use of a removable track. This net gun is capable of firing a 90 square foot net 15 to 25 feet using 80-100 psi of compressed air. This neat little catapult will launch mints or other fun projectiles in a medieval and discrete manner.
It can also sometimes be difficult to glue the cards together well enough that they don't fall apart.
Inspired by Alexander the Great's Artillery of the Macedonian Soldiers, this ballistic firing machine is a working model easily assembled from pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces. All you'll need is glue, scissors and a steady hand to construct this wooden, Canadian-made siege engine kit. It lends itself to creating games of your own and one of the games I made with this catapult is the storm the castle game where I made a paper castle with window and door holes that you can shoot through for points.
Load it up with the included wooden balls or get creative with marshmallows, coffee creamers, erasers and more to see how many cubicles they can soar above before landing.
Take charge and besiege your opponents with a fully functional, genuine trebuchet for your desk!
If you are thinking about building a catapult or some other type of siege engine you can see what other people have done. He and his daughter built it together and they built it largely based on my little ogre catapult project.
The Geodesic dome is a series of triangles that are formed together so the triangles are now in three dimensional shapes like this catapult.
There are cannons that are powered by combustion and cannons that are powered by compressed air. Unlike a traditional trebuchet the Trebucard uses the surface it is resting on as a pivot rather than being mounted on a frame. That's why the best way to get into the Christmas spirit as fast as possible is with a Christmas Cannon. The finished catapult stands 6" tall x 5" wide x 10" long and will toss assorted stuff (meatballs?) 15 feet or further, depending upon the stuff. Before you start making the catapult take a look at the popsicle sticks and make sure they aren't cracked or weak. Designed by master trebuchet expert Ron Toms, this machine is ideal for the student on a budget or as a wonderful display piece for any desktop or bookshelf of any history enthusiast. Build a Paper and Cardboard Castle It also has a learning sheet that helps to learn about castles when you are building it. Some of these projects are absolutely fantastic and while many of them are built to the project and plans I have here others are upgrades, improvements or new designs. Some things you can do are change the length of the catapult arm and change the rubber band.
A fun group or family project, once completed you and your friends and family will be experiencing the thrill of flinging projectiles like those medieval machines, but focusing on height, velocity, and distance rather than on knocking down the enemys fortress. The ancients were able to use nothing but wood and ropes to build machines that could hurl heavy stones great distances, now you can do the same to enforce peace in your office or dorm room. It takes about two to four hours to assemble, which is a joy in itself with the hand selected wood and computer-controlled, precision cut parts. If you want to get creative you could use a paper clip by drilling a hole in the capapult arm and putting the paper clip through it so it moves freely then taping the other end of the paperclip to where the three triangles meet. YOU WILL FIND MANY PERSONAL TIPS, HELPS AND EXPERIENCES FROM DENIS` OWN LIFE,A  BASED ON OVER 40 YEARS OF FASTING AND PRAYER FROM SHORT FASTS OF UP TO 10 DAYS,A  TO FASTS OF 40 DAYS AND MORE ; FASTING TEACHINGS FROM THE MINISTRY OF REV. For the truely daring, you can alter characteristics of the trebuchet such as the mass of the clay, the string length, or the amount of the counterweight and can see how the results are affected. The professionally designed kit and fully detailed instructions - 10 pages of descriptions and tips, with of photos of every step - makes assembly a breeze. The detailed instructions include loads of photos of each step of the construction process, tuning tips and safety notes.
You will also see these concepts in action: levers, inertia, counterweights, friction, and more. Included in the kit are four wooden projectiles, all the necessary components for the sling, trigger, and counterweight bucket as well as all the parts for the kit.
Don't tape it to the end of the arm, affix it about an inch from the end so you have room to press down the arm with your finger. For a more refined look, a little sandpaper and a small, round file would be helpful, but are entirely optional. The only thing you'll need to supply are 64 pennies for counterweight and a few simple tools - Scissors, a ruler, a utility knife, wood glue and a few rubber bands to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.
This mighty desktop artillery is capable of hurling the wooden ball projectiles (included) over twenty feet!
Fifteen of the crew were killed instantly, but the 16th crew member, Ken Cantrell, survived. A The explosion caused an inferno of death, but Ken Cantrell was protected by the power of the Holy Ghost: a€?God told me that I should not be afraid, but to open the door and go out. I went in and out, and I carried the burning bodies one by one out of the a€?melting death ovena€™, while the flesh fell from their bones.a€? This took approximately 35 minutes.
It was the most notorious, toughest and bloodiest night-club in the entire state of Alabama.A I remember that in one week, 17 people were killed inside A the A club and in front of it. A Sometimes in the A gamblingA  A world hundreds of thousands of dollars changed hands in a single night. It was in this kind of environment in Huntsville, Alabama, that I was raised, without knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.

Although I was one of the worst sinners, I had respect for my grandfather and the Baptist church. I then took out and threw away my loaded dice from yet another pocket and removed my marked playing cards from still another pocket. Navy, a Brother Ratan invited me on the street to `Mother Lane`s Hospitality Home` for the Service Men. Although I was on my way to a Baptist Church, Brother Ratan persuaded me to come to his Service-Men`s Centre.A A minister, the Rev. I however, kept the book with me.A On the Aircraft Carrier `Lake Champlain` I tried to read it once again.
I tore off the cover where my name was on it and tore it up into fine pieces and tossed it into the ocean. I figured that in the garbage can it would be gone for good and that no one would find it there.
Even if they would find it, my name would not be on it.A My Commanding Officer loooked in the garbage can and picked it up.What business would a Commanding Officer have looking in a garbage can?
For some reason or other, he asked me to be sure to read it first and then if I wished to discard it, i could do so.A To this day I did not understand why my Commanding Officer ever looked into a garbage can excepting it to be the Lord who led him to do this. A Although I had been a Baptist Preacher, I began feeling the Anointing in the pages of Bro.
A After the 10th day of fasting, several of the boys remarked that they saw a light around my body. A Day by day on my 21 day Fast I could feel this `Holy Ghost` protection increasing all over my body.
All of the rest of the crew were out to get candy bars, coffee, cigarettes, refreshments, etc. If many of the boys, who had just returned a few seconds earlier, had stayed away for just a moment longer, they would not have been engulfed in the a€?flames of deatha€™. Fire!a€? I also yelled out: a€?Fire!a€? Huge billows of rolling, raging flames were rushing towards everyone. With horror I saw all 15 of my Crew Mates swallowed up in sudden death.A Joe and Don were the furthest away from the only door in the room when the explosion occurred and Don fell to the floor with Joe Carnes. He would not come to church and refused to accept Christ.A Joe was sitting next to me at the time of the explosion. His head, shrunken so small appeared as a mummy dwarf - others likewise, as I watched their bodies bake to a crisp. A I reached over to where Joe had been sitting and placed him on my left arm and partly on my shoulder but his flesh fell from his bones as I held him in my arms.It was not long before I could hear the frying of the flesh from the bodies of my buddies. It just did not seem possible that I could be alive in the Furnace of Fire and my buddies being killed. As the flames of death engulfed my buddies one by one, it seemed that I had supernatural eyesight when I could look through the Flames and see all 15 of my buddies go down in the flames.A In front of my eyes I saw all 15 of the crewmen die. I did not understand the nature of the power with which my beloved Jesus had equipped my body. First of all, it was almost unbelievable that the fire was real, because I could not feel the heat at all, although the flames totally covered me from every corner. I therefore did not understand how the fire could injure my colleagues to such an extent that they burned in front of my eyes. But Jesus was so close, and I felt the power of the Holy Spirit so strongly, that this supernatural power of the Holy Spirit prevented me from being scared or injured.a€? A I then went to my other mate, Don Hatcher.
A He did not want to die, and he screamed when the fiery a€?arms of deatha€™ came towards him.
If this had not been a supernatural event, I should not have been able to get away.A There was also another sailor to whom I was very close. He sometimes fought with the other guys, and he also fought a lot with me before I became a Christian. I spoke with Elbert of how Jesus could take away his lust for fighting, but he had shrugged this off. He even tried to fight the flames by thrashing wildly with his arms, but to no avail.A Thomas Moore was a man of average build whom I tried to win for Jesus. He answered in passing that there was still time for him to make up his mind.A There was a huge wall of this fire at least 30 feet thick. I was walking back and forth in the flames hardly realizing what to do, not feeling any discomfort or even heat of the fire in any manner.
It seemed that the Truth of the Lord Jesus in the volume and the way and manner that I was practicing it had brought the Power of the Lord Jesus upon my body that I could not be hurt.A While in the fire I tried to pick up the bodies of some of my mates to see if there was any life in them. As I grabbed them, tugging at them, their baked and cooked flesh just fell off their bones.
Now as I was facing the hatch, the Voice of the Lord came forth and told me, "Go forward to the red hot hatchway. Grab the wrench, open the door and walk out." I got closer to the door and hesitated right in the Flaming Inferno. A Again the Lord said, "Be not afraid, I am with you, you shall not die, open the door and walk out." I still held the corpse of Joe.
I walked out, much to the amazement and bewilderment of the Officers, Chaplain and spectators, and laid down the body of my buddy Joe.
My Officers ordered me not to but I disobeyed and returned against orders and retrieved, one by one, the corpses of my buddies and brought them out and laid them down. The extreme heat on the bodies and bringing them out into the cool air caused some of their eyeballs to pop out.
The heads and torsos were burnt so far beyond any normal expectation, that you could not even recognize them as human beings.A A sailor tried to follow me into the Catapult Room but his feet were burnt off and he was left with stumps.
The cover was off because at first I did not like the book and I had thrown the cover overboard. The metal, control valves and maneuver panel were totally melted.Everything had to be replaced.
I tried to stop him outside the door but came too close to the entrance of the room and got burned and had to be treated. He was like a superman, though he became exhausted in his exertion of carrying out the bodies. I saw with my own eyes a sick boy stand upA healed when Cantrella€™s shadow got close to him. A It was approximately 11:00pm on the 6th of August, 1953 - the night before the explosion. A I had read about light shining from a man in the Bible, a prophet that had fasted for 40 days.
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