How do you make a bungee cord for a catapult?
20-30 long screws or nails. A cup (to hold your projectile) Four x 20-24-inch bungee cords….
- Drill holes at the end of your wood.
- Mark and chisel the wood.
- Make your base.
- Attach the legs.
- Add a horizontal plank.
- Cut the angle.
- Add the catapult slinger.
How do you make a catapult that launches far?
How to Make a Catapult Launch Farther
- Use Bungee Cord Power. Use the tension of bungee cords as opposed to springs to power your catapult.
- Shoot From the Best Angle. Create an arm break that stops the arm at a 45-degree angle from the floor.
- Use a Snug Fit.
- A Sturdy Base Makes a Big Difference.
How do you make a powerful catapult?
Simple craft stick catapult:
- Stack five craft sticks together and wrap a rubber band around each end.
- Stack two craft sticks and wrap a rubber band around only one end.
- Slide the five sticks in-between the two sticks, as shown.
- Wrap a rubber band where the two sections meet to hold the catapult together.
At what angle should a catapult launch for maximum distance?
A projectile, in other words, travels the farthest when it is launched at an angle of 45 degrees.
How do you make a catapult for a high school project?
Helped my student make this catapult for a high school physics project. Used 2″ scrap lumber, screws, 2 cup hooks, and a short bungee cord. Made a projectile seat out of card stock and hot glued it on. Also copied a protractor and taped it to the side for calibration. Throws a small bean bag about 10 meters (32.8 ft) at full force.
How do you launch a pumpkin catapult from a 4×4?
Hook one end of the bungee cord through the eye bolt on the bottom of the 4X4 and one end to an eye bolt on base. Put 3 bungee cords on each side. Pull back the catapult, load it with a pumpkin in the bucket, and launch!
How long does it take to launch a catapult?
This catapult is doable in about half an hour to forty-five minutes. It doesn’t launch very far due to the elasticity of this bungee cord, but a motorcycle strap would much work better. Submitted by Powell Middle School for the Instructables Sponsorship Program.