Design Challenge – Trebuchet

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.

10547871_814920768545980_8226396038618198254_o
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.
10679766_814921775212546_5085084458277565514_o
10704278_814921788545878_4705015475734336364_o
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.
1072408_814922251879165_3328822859235798986_o
We launched our trebuchet, but it did not worked so well. Nonetheless, we had good time that night finish our first trebuchet ever.
10301295_469629709846950_2873396620868421864_n