Polycarbonate Powered Catapult Toy

Discussion in 'Crazy contraptions' started by MountainStorm, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. MountainStorm

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    A family project with my son and daughter designing and testing a simple catapult using a strip of polycarbonate sheet for the energy. Simple wood base with a slot for the strip with a baby food cap pop riveted onto the strip for the "cup" to sling marbles or marshmallows or other light weight shot. Made from scrap in the shop this toy got a couple of years of use before finally weathering to pieces.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbHIp7eDbDA[/ame]

    Test shots courtesy of Mountain Girl who was 4 at the time.
     
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    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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