Wooden Catapult

Introduction: Wooden Catapult

this catapult will shoot a 1/2 inch marble 100 feet

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Step 1: Frame

The base is a 2x2 foot square with two 3 foot uprights. The uprights are screwed into the inside of the box in the center of the frame.

Step 2: The Rest of the Frame

the uprights have a piece of wood across the top that is 22 inches long. The throwing arm of the catapult is 3 and 1/2 feet long wit a bottle cap on the end of it. on the other end of the arm is the rod that is 15 inches from the bottom of the arm. the rod is in either upright at a height of 2 feet. there are 2 springs that I bought at lowes, and they are 12 inches long with a 1 inch diameter.

Step 3: Strengthen the Frame

the frame is fairly week if there is no extra strength and if there is nothing to compress the arm stress. there is one noodle that is cut up into 3 pieces to compress the stress. there is about 8-12 feet of wood just supporting the the 2x4 going across the uprights.

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    5 Discussions

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    EuniceR1
    EuniceR1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    How did you make the hole for the metal rod?

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    camman61898
    camman61898

    Reply 5 years ago

    with a hole saw that goes on a drill

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    camman61898
    camman61898

    6 years ago

    I bought them at Lowe's.

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    titaniumsack
    titaniumsack

    6 years ago

    Where did you buy/find those springs

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    camman61898
    camman61898

    6 years ago

    Please post questions if you have any.