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Office Arms Race by Magpie

November 23rd, 2007 11:30 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a weapon from office supplies.

Well apparently I have too much time on my hands today. The trebuchet, fired the deadly pushpins about 4 inches away from the device its self, so was not as successful as hoped. I did not use any glue for this project, and the whole thing is rather wobbly, but I am quite proud of it.

Addendum: Replaced the bucket with a different configuration, one that is directly attached to the top of the pencil. now it fires for a good 3-4 FEET!!

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trebuchet.jpg

trebuchet.jpg

The best part was using the battery as ballast. But the push pin bucket was flawed.



close up.jpg

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posted by .thatskarobot on November 23rd, 2007 12:05 PM

very nice

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posted by Loki on November 23rd, 2007 9:42 PM

I like it.

Welcome to the game.

ps. Next time you find yourself building an office supply siege machine, it might be worth trying to cut down the side walls of your bucket by a large factor.

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posted by Charlie Fish on November 26th, 2007 2:37 AM

That is so cool.

Welcome to the game.

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posted by JTony Loves Brains on November 29th, 2007 6:05 PM

Nice work.
Goes well with your helmet.

Wow
posted by Grant B on December 6th, 2007 10:04 AM

I hope mine will be half as cool as this. I love you people.

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posted by Burn Unit on December 6th, 2007 11:55 AM

trebuchets unite!