In the Maker Shed: Mini-Trebuchet


Want to fling some small objects around the office? This perfectly tuned miniature trebuchet from the Maker Shed is a beautiful addition to any desktop, and it really works! It takes up only 4″x9″ of desktop space and stands just 14″ tall. Included in the kit are four wooden projectiles, all the necessary components for the sling, trigger, and counterweight bucket, as well as all the parts for the kit.

The only things you’ll need to supply are 88 pennies for counterweight and a few simple tools: scissors, a ruler, a utility knife, wood glue and a few rubber bands to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.


The Maker Shed is brought to you by Maker Media, the makers of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Faire, and much more.

Launched originally as a source for back issues of MAKE Magazine, the Maker Shed expanded rapidly to meet the demand for 'projects in a box,' otherwise known as kits. Now we have a little bit of everything for makers, crafters, and budding scientists, from Arduinos to sock monkeys to chemistry sets .

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