Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby Theo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:07 pm

noise wrote:Maybe a desktop sized prototype is in order, wait I think I just got an idea for a kit.

You're not the only one. ;) [ThinkGeek.com]

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby noise » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:19 pm

Theo wrote:
noise wrote:Maybe a desktop sized prototype is in order, wait I think I just got an idea for a kit.

You're not the only one. ;) [ThinkGeek.com]


Yeah there's tons of desktop siege engines out there, I mean a desktop spoon-a-pult!
Make it happen.

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby metis » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:22 pm

so... the plan thus far:

sat the 28th, we scrounge up a propane heater, and put together a tension catapult in my garage using a piece of steel strap as the backbone of a laminated and wrapped beam attached to some sort of steel bowl to fling bean bag cherries made from extra elmo fur.

am i missing anything?

i'm free this sat afternoon if we want to get started, which may not be a bad plan since one day will be pushing it to laminate the beam up.

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby metis » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:24 pm

catapult contest over at http://www.diycatapults.com too.....

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby idris_arslanian » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:59 pm

Maybe we could borrow the real cherry while it's out for repairs:

http://blogs.walkerart.org/ecp/2009/02/ ... -vacation/

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby darus67 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:09 pm

How 'bout a twisted skein of bungee cords for the spring?

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby metis » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:42 am

i'm thinking good rope may be all we need to buy on this... we'll see once i finish plans.... hopefully today... maybe some veneer for the spoon....

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Re: Siege Engine and Cherry (aka spoonapult)

Postby Theo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:50 am

(FYI -- making note of the rules for the catapult contest here)


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