In the days before gunpowder (at least in the west), folks had to find new and intriguing ways to throw death and destruction at each other. They started by throwing rocks, then progressed to hurling giant stones, and then to flinging boulders. The evolution of the machines used to accomplish this hurling is as intriguing as the things hurled. Many times trash and debris were lobbed over castle walls to rain down upon unsuspecting masses or invading armies.
This Leonardo Da Vinci Wooden Trebuchet Invention Kit let you bring back all the fun of flinging. It assembles in just a few hours, and provides a fantastic scale model of an actual war weapon of yore. The trebuchet is great for long range targets (like the water cooler or networked printer). The Leonardo Da Vinci Wooden Trebuchet Invention Kit is perfect for showing your love of retro weaponry.
- Leonardo Da Vinci Wooden Trebuchet Invention Kit
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's design
Easy to make in an hour or two - all pieces pre-cut and ready to go
You'll need a ruler, scissors, some small clamps, and pennies (or rocks) as a counterweight
Range: 20 feet
Materials: Natural untreated wood and plywood + clay balls
Dimensions: 10" x 10" x 5" (assembled)
Includes all the parts (precut wood pieces, dowels, string, leather, eyehooks, rubber o-rings, and rubber bands), glue, a slab of clay, and instructions
WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age.