Hi, my name is Levi and I attend the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Here at the school we have annual engineering days (E-days). And there happens to be a trebuchet contest which i have been wanting to participate in for years now. So two friends of mine and I created a team and entered the competition. I came across your site and found it VERY helpful for our design. So, in order to pay respect, I was curious if you would like our plans and/or pics/video of our trebuchet to display on your site?
Just some quick specs…
The competition requires throwing a gallon milk jug full of water (8.35lbs) 45-60 yards. Trebuchets only, no catapults. Scores are based off of how close we are to hitting a "castle wall". Our actual competition is this weekend.
We built a HCW trebuchet out of 2x4's and 2x6's and are using 300-400lbs of counterweight.
Thank you for your time and resources….