Storm the Citadel 2012 Trebuchet

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The trebuchet was designed to throw a lacrosse ball between 50 and 250 feet at a target. The competition is scored on accuracy. A non-traditional "fiffer" design was employed with the hope of increasing precision. A vernier pin is to be incorporated in the final design. Special thanks to Luke Van Hulle who assisted in vision and design improvements.

Trebuchet Plans and Parts

The initial Google Sketchup plans were made by Dave Vandermolen.

Chad Hobbs made several slings for testing.

Lee Lancaster designed and fabricated the vernier pin setup.

Thanks to everyone who assisted in design, construction, and testing of Makelab Charleston's 2012 "Storm the Citadel" trebuchet!