|My First Trebuchet|

My First Trebuchet


I made this trebuchet about two years ago for a history class project. We were learning about the Middle Ages and we had to do a project and I suggested that I build a trebuchet for the medieval siege weapons topic. I built this with limited tools (I had no table saw at the time) and limited time (about a week), but I think it came out pretty nice. I shot an old hard drive, weighing about a kilogram (2.2 lbs) fifty feet. I used a 25kg (~50 lbs) counterweight. The hard drive shot 20m (60ft) which I thought was quite impressive. I made this video using iMovie, back in the good old days when I was just learning Final Cut Pro.

(I made this video soooo long ago) 😛

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