Launch It: Build the Ultimate Catapult

This workshop introduced engineering concepts and woodworking skills as participants worked in teams to create catapults and trebuchets from blueprints.


Guess who spent several¬†days researching, designing, and drawing blueprints? That’s right, this girl! It was awesome.

Participants split into teams and worked together to interpret their blueprint, make design decisions, create a work plan, and build their device.


Many participants were able to use a handsaw and a power drill for the first time and really enjoyed learning how to use these tools.


Even though we ran short on time and only one device was completed, everyone left smiling and feeling proud of what they had done.




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