Introduction: TORSION BALLISTA

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Check this Torsion Ballista made of lasercut 3mm cardboard! We got inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's weapons.

Thank's to Francesco Petracca and Fulvio Gabriele Volpi

Step 1: Drawing for Laser Cut

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Step 2: Assembly the Components

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Assembly the components and paste the wings of the torsion springs.

Step 3: Make the Torsion Springs

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use elastic bands fot the torsion springs. You can alter  the tension of the torsion springs changing the position of the screws in the 3 holes in the front.
Wind the springs...

Step 4: Wind and Shot!

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Comments

cello158 (author)2016-09-07

This is pretty cool. Has anyone experimented with using twine, or similar materials for the torsion springs?

A_G_M_4 (author)2015-11-04

Where are the pieces on how to make it? It's really cool, i just want to know what I need to make it.

Alanade315007 (author)2014-04-27

How do you put on the trigger mechanism??

spencomatic (author)2013-12-18

I love this, well done.

Basement_Craftsman (author)2013-07-10

Very cool project!

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