Trebuchet plans and images

Trebuchet plans and images

A couple years ago Clara and I (she was three) went into the garage to build a trebuchet (here’s the original video).  If you don’t know what that is, it’s like a catapult, with a little sling action.  I put together plans before starting and just found them for a friend.  Here they are, including the (photo) shopping list you can take to Lowe’s with you to get the parts and build your own.  The PDF is to print and cut then use to draw your cut lines on the standing supports.  If you end up building one then come post a link to your photos/videos in the comments below.

Clara with Trebuchet

Original plans sketch

Angles PDF

The trebuchet!

This was a fun video that shows me (Dad) and Clara launching junk across the circle with our trebuchet.  We took an entire evening and built in in our garage.  I think the furthest that we launched something was about 60 feet.  ENJOY!