Posts Tagged ‘trebuchet’
This is the Trebuchet Toaster by designer Ivo Vos, whose name is the same forwards as it is in reverse. \* casino poker face \* You just dial in the angle and launch power should shoot your toast right alongside your eggs (by firing half a loaf onto the floor and having to leave for work starving) and PRESTO, you’re landing toast right on your breakfast plate. Which, if you’re anything like me, is a paper plate. “That’s a folded paper towel.” So it is!
Thanks to PYY, who agrees your toast is going to be rolling off your plate like a caveman pushing a square wheel down a hill. Dammit Gurg, wrong shape. Try a triangle.
Question by colby_huggins: I Want to build a robot to pull a pin out of a trebuchet but have little robotics experiance?
i have used lego mindstorms and vex before i want to go BIGGG
Answer by mike1942f
Wouldn’t a string or rope be easier?
Start by defining how you are going to have the robot move and how it will pull, then begin working on mobility platform and arm/crane/wench/manipulator mechanism and connect the two. Lots and lots of work.
Give your answer to this question below!
Incoming search terms:
- Published News Upcoming News Submit a New Story Groups secret of the old clock
- Published News Upcoming News Submit a New Story Groups the secret of the old clock
We don’t do a whole lot of reporting on ancient weaponry here, because, well, it’s a little dated — but throw in an Arduino and a servo, and you’ve got our attention. Take, for example, this miniaturized trebuchet. Constructed from a series of click-in-place pieces known as Blocklets, the little launcher is basically a standalone slingshot. With the addition of the aforementioned components, however, it becomes a motorized annoyance for anyone and anything that stands in its way. The folks behind the tiny trebuchet tested its capabilities against a sculpture similarly built from Blocklets, but we prefer the challenge of a moving target. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait to get all medieval with this thing, as Blockets haven’t quite made it out of the funding stage yet.
Permalink || Email this | Comments