I made this trebuchet a while back, and found that it could hurl a small fishing weight about 100 feet each time.  A trebuchet can fling a projectile by using the counterweight to pull up the arm and the sling.  The trebuchet was built to throw their projectiles high and not as far as possible.  In medieval times the trebuchet would be used as a seige weapon to throw corpses over the walls of a castle or fort, causing the inhabitants of the castle or fort to contract diseases and to die or weaken.

     Here is a link to the original plans http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/users/pattersont/IBDT%20Website/FinalActivityMay05.html
aascvd014 months ago

Looks sweet. Definately building this.

coloso241 year ago
can you send me the plane and sizes?
qwerty987 (author)  coloso241 year ago

Hey, I’m sorry but I have moved to Germany for a year and I don’t have any measurements with me, and I did not bring the trebuchet. I can look online for the plans that we originally used, but we made it 8 years ago.


martyphee1 year ago
I don't see any dimensions anywhere. Anyone have them?
qwerty987 (author)  martyphee1 year ago
I haven't had the time to post them yet. I am very busy with life and have moved twice since I have posted this so I don't know where it is yet.
do you have any instructions
if so please make or send to me
me got history project
H1T4TCH14 years ago
can you post ? please ? i'll DEFINATELY make this if you post!!!
qwerty987 (author)  H1T4TCH14 years ago
I'll try to but I can't make a new one or take it apart so it will just be pics with lengths and other notes.
okay I think that's enough to build... Thanks!
qwerty987 (author)  H1T4TCH14 years ago
i will post so if you wait it will be more detailed than the current one. i am currently having problems on it and it wont let me put the pics on.
okay man, i'll wait ;)
Cool! A good history lesson also. Plus, now you seiging army will have cover fire!
~KGB~4 years ago
Looks great!
qwerty987 (author)  ~KGB~4 years ago
thanks and thanks for the 5.0
~KGB~ qwerty9874 years ago
np =D