Floating Arm Trebuchet

Image of Floating Arm Trebuchet

Built a floating arm trebuchet from scratch in high school! First I modeled the trebuchet in Autodesk Inventor, then added physics constraints and ran the simulation as seen in the GIF above.

The actual build consisted of: metal square tubing for the frame, sheet metal for scaffolding, and wooden lathed wheels with ball bearings. It ended up being able to throw a small metal sphere over 300ft!