Telos is our largest trebuchet, nothing short of a behemoth. Telos stands about 37' tall in a resting position, 17' tall A-frame, 24' wide, and 18' long, After nearly 2 years of design and construction work, Telos was completed in the summer of 2009. It is constucted of nearly 100 individaual pieces of wood about 60 laser-cut steel plates, 60 bolts, and engineered lumber. We conceived and built this trebuchet with plans to compete in the world championship pumpkin launching competition in Delaware - Punkin' Chunkin'. We successfully competed in November 2009 at Punkin' Chunkin and placed 13th in our first visit with a distance of 846 feet. While the machine and our throwing distance did not necessarily meet our highest hopes, the process was an adventure well worth it.