Beginner Engineer: Make a CNC Catapult or Trebuchet

This project will challenge you to make a catapult with a CNC machine!

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. 


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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!

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