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Lego Catapult

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NetMonkey, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so, to help quell the boredum from being laid off, i made a lego catapult.

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    it uses torsioanl pressure for its power
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    arm is under load
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    here are several movies of it working (it fires a marble about 30 feet).
    my cat got interested in the marbles :)

    http://www.teeceetee.com/stuff/lego_catapult/movie1.wmv

    http://www.teeceetee.com/stuff/lego_catapult/movie2.wmv

    http://www.teeceetee.com/stuff/lego_catapult/movie3.wmv

    http://www.teeceetee.com/stuff/lego_catapult/movie4.wmv

    http://www.teeceetee.com/stuff/lego_catapult/movie5.wmv


    if anyone knows how to embed movies, let me know and i will embed these.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    07trd4x4

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    Nice!!!
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    mntbiker2008

    mntbiker2008 First I derp.. then I herp

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    you can never be too old to play with legos! :p
     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Buzzoff

    Buzzoff Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    umm, congrats. That will look nice on your resume:D
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Sweet dude. I loved legos when i was a kid. My friend and I used to build lego catapults and have wars with them. We would setup a couple of the castle sets on either side of the room and then destroy each others castle with steelies.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    haha... good times :)

    umm.... i still wouldnt mind doing that at my age :)
     
  8. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    Thats awesome! Now just replace marbles with cat nip and away you go!
     
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