Last year we constructed a whipper trebuchet and never really got off a good shot. I did a lot of research into it but I just couldn’t get the thing t...
January 16, 2013
About two weeks ago I was interviewed for a Polish blog regarding the realism of trebuchets in video games. It was a great opportunity and I was humbl...
Lake Orion Pumpkin Launch setup
October 3, 2012
We’ve been setting up for the Pumpkin Launch and again we had the box hitting the frame as it swings. After thinking about it, it suddenly seemed so easy, take off the straps that hold it down. I couldn’t believe we hadn’t tried this last year when we had the me problem. We had a chance to try this and it worked, no more a basket swaying. Sure the machine lifts up a bit as the box swings but nothing like the problems that existed with the straps on.
Also, I think I have the figured out the accelerometer. I plan on trying it during the event. I think it will give us a great idea of how the machines work. I can’t wait to share the graphs with you.