Friday, May 01, 2009

Science Fair Trebuchet

Students at the Charles Henderson Middle School in Troy, Alabama built a working trebuchet for their science fair project, along with a poster discussing the history of the weapons.

From left to right: Robert Salmon, Jude Taylor, and Preston Rhodes.

Pretty cool, eh? A teacher asked them what they planned to do with it, and they said they didn't know. If I had a place to put it, I'd buy it off them and use it to besiege my enemies.


  1. Any of those young men ever participate in 4-H, or contemplated punkin' chunkin'?

  2. Anonymous7:48 AM

    The trebuchet was really cool! (: Robert built a mini one for Mr. Woodham's classroom that shot rocks.

  3. Yeah, just quietly put that in the back of the room during a faculty meeting. "Speak softly, but control a trebuchet."

    It could change the course of an otherwise boring meeting.

    Word verification: tater. Wha? I can actually make that out as a word. Has Blogger lost its maniacal touch?