Beginner Engineer: Make a CNC Catapult or Trebuchet

Ideas to customize this project – make yours unique

  • What will you be launching with your CNC catapult? Design the spoon to match this.
  • How will longer or shorter spoons affect the launch? Make several and test them. 


Start Assembly


Adjust after your first attempts

As you build, you will probably think of improvements to make or ways to make your project better. You may even decide to start over with a better idea. Most projects need several changes before they are finished!

Useful links for teachers:

This site holds the resources for Innovative Arts class, a class that replaced our technology class in our middle school. Students learn to create as engineers, designers, and more. At the same time, we are learning about our brains/mindsets (‘Puzzle‘), engage technology (‘Shift‘) and the creative process (‘Create‘).

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