Past Meetup

1 Kilo Trebuchet challenge

Hosted by Bozeman MakerSpace

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Come to the Bozeman Makerspace for an ultra-light trebuchet contest! A great example of a simple machine passing energy to a small flying object (and a classic science fair project)!

The challenge for us: To build a trebuchet which weighs not more than 1kilogram (2.2 lbs) including its counterweight, and will be judged by how far it can throw a golf ball (<=45.9g).

Materials are unlimited, but no additional energy sources are allowed (electrical, chemical, pneumatic, elastic, etc).

Wednesday night, come down to build, experiment, and test.
Thursday night, we'll be hosting our weekly open build, and you can continue (or start) your trebuchet then, and make some throws.
Friday night, The competition! Weigh-in and throw. How well have the effects of gravity been leveraged?! Or just come to watch!

We'll have some ballast material on hand, and some golf balls, but feel free to bring your lucky one.

$5 for visitors, free for Makerspace members.

Wed, March 22 6:00-9:00 pm
Thurs, March 23 6:00-9:00 pm
Fri, March 24 4:30-6:30 pm Throwing starts at 5:30