This design challenge happened on the Friday before Family Weekend. Our challenge was to build a human powered trebuchet to throw a glow-in-the dark golf ball as far as possible. Before the challenge, I did come up with a design. After presenting it to my team, our team decided that we were going to implement my idea.
However, we encountered many problems during implementation process. We kept changing ideas. We had trouble connecting pieces of our trebuchet together. Two hours passed without anything done.
After we found the nail gun, the situation changed. We work very effective in the last one hour and we managed to finish our trebuchet on time.
We launched our trebuchet, but it did not worked so well. Nonetheless, we had good time that night finish our first trebuchet ever.