This is my grad standard for my physics class. My group choose to build a trebuchet out of straws. We have essentially unlimited straws and easy to get materials.
Our objective is: To throw a marble as far as possible.
Any ideas of how to build design wise?
I'm in Science Olympiad and I REALLY need to know what a strong, durable, inexpensive type of wood for a Floating-Arm Trebuchet is...Would plywood do? That's the only stuff I can get my hands on while staying the the price range of free.
it has to shoot an egg 30 feet and no part of the trebuchet can exceed a 24 inch cube when in the cocked position
oh, lol, I guess answers thought of it as a badword? um...I'll use it in context...like the saying "cocked and loaded" sounds like cauck..
I know that the ball launched from the trebuchet travelled 11 meters in 1.1 seconds, which means the velocity was 10 meters/second. I need to find the maximum height and launch angle, and I know i have to set it up like a triangle, but I don't know what to do from there with this limited information. Help please!
I'm wanting to do my science fair project with a Trebuchet, but I don't know what to do with it. I was thinking along the lines of Newton's 3rd law and the effects of it with and without wheels on the Trebuchet. What other things could I do that involves a Trebuchet ( doesn't have to do with Newton's Laws)
I'm looking to transport a large trebuchet (8 feet tall with a 13 foot long arm), and I need to find small solid rubber tires to move it with. Offline stores are preferable because of shipping costs and time.
Hey Reddit, I'm starting a site called drunkdiy.com, and would love some ideas.
The site is the brainchild of a friend of mine and myself, wanting to provide fellow drinkers with fun projects combining power tools and near blackout conditions. We'll have waivers.
Anyway, we have a Trebuchet, Gu…
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I'm pursuing a career in science education, and this is one of the first times I've been singly in charge of a room of kids. Terrifying, but awesome.
We have some pretty nice equipment, they (the students) can create machinery that is hand-operated (like claws and trebuchets) or vehicles and othe…
MeFi Font Patrol: I have taken on the task of updating this website, and I need the name of the font that was used in these menu images. (More inside.)
The original designer said he used some form of Trebuchet, but if you compare a sample with this image, it's clear that they're different -- notice in the latter that the 't' and 'j' are perfectly straight, while in the former they curve. I can't seem to find any other variants of Trebuchet online -- any suggestions?
I have a comics website and would like to place text (database field "description") under each comic thumbnail.
I have 2 questions:
Question 1) I'm not sure why, but when I place text under a comic, it forces the comic row below it to offset by one.
But otherwise, without text... it lines up fine:
The CSS is as follows:
padding: 15px 5px 30px 15px;
background: url(images/SiteDesign/comicbg.png) no-repeat 0 0;
/*Need to set width on this >= to thumber width so description text will wrap*/
font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, sans-serif;
I am working with CSS and trying to build out a navigation menu without using js to trigger the rollovers. This nav is kinda tricky because the design has arrow like dividers at would be a pain to split up into individual link backgrounds...
For some reason I can't figure this out right now and thought I'd put the question out there... Is it possible to use the pseudo class :hover to swap out the background of the UL with each link.
I have an angled menu that has a gradient under it that continues all the way to the upper edge. I also have a subnav that has a different gradient that runs underneath the main nav's gradient. Everything looks right, but when you try to roll over to select from the sub menu drop down, it won't let you and goes to the next item on the main menu. I know this is a z-index issue but I can't figure out how to get it to look and function right.
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this problem!!!
How do I build a catapult, trebuchet or ballista?
I am a high school senior. My physic's teacher has allowed us to choose a senior project. A catapult (or some contraption like it, if you can think of something more original) always seemed like a cool project. However, after searching, I found too many sites offering products, and not that many conclusive designs that I could actually use. Keeping in mind I am a high school senior, this is a school physics project, and I have ample but limited resources, what could I realistically build and where can I find the designs? Since we are on the projectile motion area, my other friend would like to know designs for a potato gun.
My great-uncle just died and scattered throughout his garage were bowling balls; 60 in total.
I don't want to get rid of them but I need some way to justify keeping them all.
What should I do with 60 bowling balls?
EDIT: Sorry guys, a trebuchet is out of the question...