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How to make a mini Da Vinci catapult

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This is an instructable on how to make a mini Da Vinci catapult. It may look difficult but it really isn't.

 
 
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Step 1: You will need:

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Step 2: The base

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The base is basically made of a square and two sticks. The two sticks were glued on 2,5 cm( ca. 1inch) in from the sides.

Step 3: The Supports

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Take two pieces of wood and cut them in two equal parts. Glue them together and drill one hole in each big enough to fit three skewers inside at once. Now, attach them to the sides of the base as shown.

Step 5: The swing

Glue together three skewers (remember to cut off the tips). Place them inside the two holes in the supports. Now tie a piece of string to the poles and to the three skewers. Glue in place.

Step 6: Handle

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Cut a piece of wood that is 3 cm long(1 inch). Drill a hole the same size as those in the supports(maby a little smaller) and one as thick as a skewer. Forse your skewer inside the smaller hole and glue it in place. Now put in the three skewers to the bigger hole. 

Step 7: The swing arm

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cut your self a piece thats about 2cm (0,7inches) and glue it right on to a new stick. Drill a hole the same size as in the supports. Fasten it with some glue.

Step 8: The basket

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Cut yourself two pieces from a stick. They should be 3,5cm (1,3inches). Glue them together. Here comes a bit of a challenge. We are going to make a basket. To get this basket, we are going to use different types of drillbits to get a clean nice cavity. Take your time on this part. 
This is pretty cool..
camogirl481 year ago
I love the Da Vicni Catapult. Great design. Say did you do the imageing on your back tile? I really like it
swisel (author)  camogirl481 year ago
yes, I did!
crol swisel1 year ago
By any chance did you do another instructable on tiles ?
WYE_Lance1 year ago
This is a neat design! Thanks for bringing a breath of fresh air to the world of desktop catapults.
pinnekjøttpinner? this is blasphemy!
Kiteman1 year ago
Oh, I'd love to see a video of it in action!
swisel (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
yes i will soon post a video. But every time i am trying to upload it, it comes out error
Kiteman swisel1 year ago
Don't upload it here, upload it to YouTube and then *embed* it here.
swisel (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
ok