As our first blog this will be an explanation of our project. Our main focus is to compare the Trebuchet and Catapult to see which one will launch an object the furthest. This should be a difficult but enjoyable experience for the group. Hopefully it goes smoothly and we can succeed throughout these 12 weeks.
The project that we will be completing will include creating
a Catapult and a Trebuchet. They will have a pivot point under 4 ft tall and the base will be 3 ft by 4 ft. The reason we are doing this project is to find whether the Catapult or Trebuchet will launch an object the furthest distance.
Week 1: Research Previous Catapults/Trebuchets and partsDesign the Structures on Solidworks
Week 2: Gather Materials to construct the structuresContinue design on Solidworks
Week 3: Constructing the Catapult
Week 4: Constructing the Trebuchet
Week 5: Troubleshooting and Improvements
Week 6: Troubleshooting and Improvements
Week 7: Troubleshooting and Im…
Today we had to test both the trebuchet and catapult to see if they were capable of working and launching the ball far enough to get a decent grade. This went well and I think when we launch for a grade we will succeed. There may have to be some finishing touches on that day but overall it is looking good.