With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share step-by-step photos with text instructions
share one or more photos in one step quickly and easily
share your how-to video
Have you ever wanted build your own trebuchet and fling cows onto unsuspecting englishmen? Well now you can (assuming that your cows are the size of m...
Putting the brick or block of wood on its side (drawings do not show this), tape the four rulers to the brick as shown, so that the holes line up, in ...
Put a nail through the hole in the five rulers as shown. Like I said, the hole should be just above the brick.
Tape the two little nails to the brick as shown.
Make sling out of tape and string as shown. Test it out by seeing if you can throw a marble with it.
Tie the loose end of the sling to the ruler as shown.
Create a loop of string going through the hole in the ruler. This loop should reach down to the nail and be able to hold the ruler in place.
Attach the counterweight to the hole on the arm. Should be as heavy as possibe, without messing up trebuchet.
Hook lose end of sling to nail on ruler. Stuff sling under trebuchet, and relese string to fire.
Tag files as:
Posted:Apr 12, 2008
Hand Held Ballista
How to Make a Medieval Trebuchet Out of Cardboard
how to build trabuchet
Popsicle Stick Trebuchet
"The Insensible" - a counterweight trebuchet
Desktop trebuchet from bicycle frame
Trebuchet of the large variety (a work in progress), 4.28.07 update
The Curiously Strong Trebuchet: A Pocket Sized Medieval Siege Engine
Download our new apps for iOS and android!
PDF DownloadsAs a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format.
You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.