Craft & Design
Maker-Built Trebuchet Pitches a Strike at Pirates Game

Last week I wrote about a maker-built trebuchet that was going to toss out the first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game this Sunday. The trebuchet made its debut at the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire this past month. The big day came and it pitched a strike!

Congratulations to MAKESHOP and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for bringing this project to life.


Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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