Who knew that the trebuchet, one of the most elegant of all medieval weapons ever invented, could be improved!
- Explore how the use of a simple machine (pulley) efficiently redirects gravitational potential energy to throw objects farther than a traditional trebuchet
- Manufactured with high quality, precision-cut Birch veneer pure bond plywood
- Includes the trebuchet, ping pong ball, and 1 kg counterweight
By redirecting the pulling force of the counterweight with a pulley, the Multi-Radial Linear Node (MURLIN) Trebuchet is able to transfer much more energy to the projectile than the standard trebuchet. Assembled kit throws the included ping pong ball 30 feet or more.
In fact, this system, with only half the throwing arm of our standard trebuchet is able to throw just as far, if not farther. The included guide provides clear assembly instructions with pictures. It also contains pedagogy for exploring concepts of energy transfer using the scientific method.
Ordering information: A small Phillip's screwdriver is required for assembly.