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  Sunday, May 25, 2008 – Permalink –

Build a Trebuchet in your Backyard

Pumpkin chunkin

Backyard Ballistics
Spud Guns and Cannons
"I thought it would be fun to have a Web site that was dedicated to the development of home-brew devices for propelling weird objects through the air. When I put up this page in early 1995, I had no idea that there was so much interest in this kind of foolishness. I apologize for not updating stuff as often as I should, but I have a day job now...flipping burgers at Dairy Queen."

The Mechanical Toys Page

Instructions to Build a Mouse-Trap Car


Links to other mechanical toys

The Trebuchet at NF/ Observatory

"The NF/ Ranch is a small cattle ranch in the Mimbres Valley (New Mexico). The earliest signs of human occupation are from 1000AD, when the Mimbres Indians occupied sites along the Gallinas River, just down the hill. A Spanish fort was built over some of these ruins arround 1600, for protection against the local Warm Springs Apaches. Now the residents include Bill, Ty, Nick, Cindy, Amber, and Kaelin along with the animals at the ranch. Ty and Nick are currently perfecting a Trebuchet, a high tech siege weapon from the 10th century."

If you're near New Mexico, Make 'em fly or make 'em pie

Trebuchet MS Font

[Edited entry from 1/14/2005]

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<Doug Klippert@ 7:48 AM

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