Maker-Built Trebuchet Pitches a Strike at Pirates Game

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.

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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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