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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 6 12:25 AM

Sept 6, 2009: Trebuchet

Not the huge medieval machine that throws boulders and cows at the castle.
One of them would cost a fortune, take forever to build, and would attract the cops/Homeland Security to your door before you had it half built.

No, here we have a trebuchet that you can build for free and it's easy to hide.
As a matter of fact, you might be able to get paid to build it.



Quote:
The Office Supply Trebuchet - This is a great little trebuchet that was built by a web visitor (Brandon N.). He made it completely out of office supplies and it fires honey roasted peanuts about 20 feet! Nice work here. He has also included a parts list in case you want to make one! Get the pencils and the rubber bands and have some fun!
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SPUCK  Sunday Sep 6 06:04 AM

My EYE!!! MY EYE!!!



Griff  Sunday Sep 6 11:12 AM

What, no video?



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Sep 6 11:52 AM

We're waiting for you to build it, and youtube the demo.



skysidhe  Sunday Sep 6 11:57 AM

I've seen one of those on the 'Little People' show.

That's kinda cool someone made it from pencils.



Cloud  Sunday Sep 6 12:10 PM

but . . . honey roasted peanuts as ammo? there's just something wrong with that



newtimer  Sunday Sep 6 12:45 PM

I cannot help but notice that there are no social events marked on his calendar. And he fires peanuts at co-workers with his homemade catapult.

Think those 2 sentences are related?



toranokaze  Sunday Sep 6 01:07 PM

No it couldn't possibility be



glatt  Sunday Sep 6 06:01 PM

it will have a greater range if he fashions some sort of wheels. Maybe the bottoms from coffee cups, or CD-Rs that didn't burn properly. They need to rock back and forth as the sling lets go for maximum distance.



wolf  Sunday Sep 6 06:04 PM

Oh, I wish we had pencils at work.

Well, we do, but we only give the crazy people minigolf pencils.

Really.

Like they can't stab my eye out with a three inch pencil.



TheMercenary  Monday Sep 7 09:03 AM

I wonder if it can breech the office partitions?



Griff  Monday Sep 7 09:21 AM

Well, with the right payload...



TheMercenary  Monday Sep 7 09:26 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of the ones I have seen on TV where they built full scale models. You would have to put it on a platform to breech the partition and hit the guy a few booths over. Sounds like fun. Launch a few peanuts and start a war in the office. It would at least provided job security for the janitor.



Undertoad  Monday Sep 7 09:28 AM

The projectiles should be on fire for maximum effect.



capnhowdy  Monday Sep 7 10:01 AM

Spitballs, I say. Spitballs. That way you could more accurately judge the accuracy of the weapon.



TheMercenary  Monday Sep 7 10:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
The projectiles should be on fire for maximum effect.
Heh. All I could think of was lighter fluid soaked peanuts and a cubical, three away, on fire.


Griff  Monday Sep 7 11:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
The projectiles should be on fire for maximum effect.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Heh. All I could think of was lighter fluid soaked peanuts and a cubical, three away, on fire.
That would meet the things you have at the office criteria unlike say nitroglycerin.


wolf  Monday Sep 7 08:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
That would meet the things you have at the office criteria unlike say nitroglycerin.
He has the nitro, it's just too small and stabilized to be of use.

Although I suppose you could put someone's eye out.


SPUCK  Tuesday Sep 8 06:04 AM

You guys have it all wrong.
For the proper effect/scale you should be launching dead mice or shrews...



Graylen  Thursday Sep 10 12:38 PM

Hey guys! Been checkin' out the Cellar for awhile now.. really enjoyin' it! Anyway.. on too trebuche's!! Here's a cool game if you don't have the time to make one but want to play with one anyway, haha!!

http://armorgames.com/play/3614/crush-the-castle

Enjoy!



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