H1: DIY Catapult: How to Build Your Own Mini Medieval War Machine
Catapults were one of the most feared weapons in medieval times capable of launching objects over long distances with incredible force. While they were mainly used in wars these machines have made their way into popular culture appearing in movies TV shows. If you are a fan of history or just love to build things then building your own DIY catapult will be an exciting fun project.
H2: Materials Needed
To build your DIY catapult you will need some basic materials that you can easily find at your local hardware store. The materials include the following:
– Six wooden sticks around 3 feet long
– Two wooden sticks around 1 foot long
– A bungee cord
– Duct tape
– A plastic spoon
– A small plastic basket or container
H2: Building the Catapult
Step 1: Frame
The first step in building your catapult is to create the frame. Take four of the 3 feet long wooden sticks arrange them into a square shape using duct tape to hold them together. Make sure that the corners are securely taped the frame is stable.
Step 2: Crossbar
Next take the last two 3-foot wooden sticks place them on top of the frame forming a cross. Secure them tightly with duct tape.
Step 3: Arm
Take one of the 1-foot wooden sticks attach it to the center of the crossbar. Then attach the bungee cord to the stick loop it over the crossbar.
Step 4: Basket
Attach the plastic basket or container to the other end of the bungee cord using duct tape.
Step 5: Trigger
Finally attach the plastic spoon to the bottom of the arm with duct tape. This will act as a trigger to launch the basket.
H2: Launching the Catapult
To launch the catapult place an object inside the basket pull the spoon backward until it reaches its limit. Then release the spoon the bungee cord will launch the basket into the air.
Building your DIY catapult is a fun way to learn about medieval history engineering. It is also a great opportunity to bond with family friends while enjoying the thrill of launching projectiles through the air. With these simple steps you can create your own mini medieval war machine be the envy of your friends.