gemellocattivo.com
http://gemellocattivo.com/forum/

Pumpkin Chuckin
http://gemellocattivo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=310
Page 1 of 1

Author:  mk e [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Pumpkin Chuckin

New project with the kids....trebuchet to throw pumpkins.

The karate school does a pumpkin fest and this year they are letting families play in the pumpkin chuckin contest so we signed up. I went 2 years ago and the machine the schools build (they have 2 locations) were just plain sad and struggled to throw a 5-10lb pumpkin 25ft.

I think the trebuchet we're building will throw a 10lb pumpkin 100 yards. It will be portable and disassemble to transport and store. It will use normal barbell weights. more pics to come.

Attachments:
20171016_182910-resized-1024.jpg
20171016_182910-resized-1024.jpg [ 346.67 KiB | Viewed 5162 times ]

Author:  Madhatter [ Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pumpkin Chuckin

Knowing you Mark, you'll need orbital calcs to figure where in the next state they can find the remains of the pumpkins :lol: At the very least brush up on ballistics and the Coriolis effect :geek: :D

Kidding aside, that's a cool project and great way to spend time with the boys!

Author:  mk e [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pumpkin Chuckin

It won't be that scary.....but I do hope to be the one who ruins it for everyone :)

Author:  mk e [ Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pumpkin Chuckin

Almost done

Attachments:
20171022_163411-resized-1024.jpg
20171022_163411-resized-1024.jpg [ 446.69 KiB | Viewed 5144 times ]
20171022_152632-resized-1024.jpg
20171022_152632-resized-1024.jpg [ 443.17 KiB | Viewed 5144 times ]

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
https://www.phpbb.com/