This simple trebuchet project proves that anyone can be a maker and that you can create something from nothing.Continue Reading
The DIY catapults and trebuchets are as varied in their design methods and materials as there are people in the hurling community.
The age old siege weapon is still being used today in skirmishes on the modern battlefield.Continue Reading
In what will surely be hailed as a victory for makers and baseball-loving fans of Medieval siege weaponry everywhere, a 10-foot trebuchet built by Pittsburgh’s MAKESHOP will huck the first pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates game Sept. 1 when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals.Continue Reading
My pal Alan Dove has thoughtfully suggested that these guys might’ve done better to build themselves a trebuchet.Continue Reading
The folks in the Maker Shed have put together a special bundle for our Family Challenge. The MAKEcation Trebuchet (Flingin’ Things) Bundle contains Bill Gurstelle’s book, The Art of the Catapult, our Mini trebuchet kit, and a Maker’s Notebook. Read up on the history of this ancient weapon of war, build a lovely 4″ x […]Continue Reading
Has anyone else noticed a lot of movies with trebuchets and other catapults in them? I sure have. For instance, they were the special-effects stars in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, particularly, the Return of the King. They’ve been on TV as well: Fox Sports, the Simpsons, Northern Exposure, PBS Nova, Warner Brother’s cartoons and probably many others.Continue Reading