Lots more catapult and catapult project! Just scroll down the page. Including history of the catapult, upside down catapult and more. And I also have a whole section of Trebuchet projects including a behemoth ten foot trebuchet Note From Will:
Jade the Dragon - Free to download, but it states on the page that it is shareware. Go to Download under Jade Dragon. Keyboard Cat - Cute cat playing a piano keyboard.
Paper Gyroscope that Works Paper Mario Automata - A paper automata of Nintendo's very popular video game character Mario, turn the crank and Mario jumps and hits the gold gift box and coin pops out. There is are others: Paper Puzzle Parade - Pneumatic rocket that actually flies and a zoetrope.
Paper Skull - Cool cube skull that opens and closes it's mouth with the touch of a finger. Ravensblight Mechanical Bat - Very nice 8 page cam and piston paper model of a bat. Sasatoku Printing - A mole, woodpecker, horse, seal, monkey and a waving lucky cat.
Very nice paper model design work.
Mechanical Models that Really Work - Very nice mechanical paper toys from a software program for the Commodore 64 that was released in the s. Niklas Roy - There is a fully working maual plotter, a cardboard computer, and other projects.
I could not find the templates to construct them, but it is very interesting none the less. Modeled after the Madcat Timberwolf in popular video games. Ikemath Illusions - Really cool optical illusions that are like modern art sculptures. Impossible Motion - Very interesting motion and solid object illusions.
Peter Dahmen - There are lots of fascinating pop-up cards and illusions on his site. There is a magic floating cube, endless love valentine card and flower pop up, just to name a few!
Worth a long browse. Portrait of Lady illusion - The echibit is called Curious. A ladies head follows you as you walk by or move the protrait. Easy build, I love this great effect! Yoda - This was my first illusion model. Yodas' eyes appear to follow you as you walk past him.
In addition to the history, they discuss mechanisms, designing, tools and construction techniques. And don't forget to check out their gallery. Their art work ranges from card stock and cardboard to wood.
Cabaret Mechanical Theater - For the most part this site is about wooden automata. But most of the ideas translate to paper as well.
They do show the motion of the Geneva Mechanism. They also have a very nice wooden prototyping kit for sale.
Cool 4 Cats - There are no free kits but they have videos demostrating all of their automaton kits that you may find entertaining, inspiring or educational.
Mechanical Movements - Some of the illustrations are animated and some are not, they just haven't completed them yet. When looking for ideas for designing animated paper models, this site could be helpful.
Mechanism - I think this is one cool web site.Free paper models that are animated or mechanical. Amazing machines made of paper, gears and mechanics.
Also, tools for making your own animated paper models and pop-up cards.
Easy to Make Catapult- Coffee Cup Design October 29th, · 32 Comments If you’re looking for plans on how to make a catapult, here’s a simple design that’s easy to make. The catapult was a special type of siege engine, a large device used to attack a fortress or a large or small city.
Catapults were used in ancient and medieval warfare until the introduction of the gunpowder cannon in the 14th century. Everything you want to know about catapults.
Because you are Catapult Crazy! Catapults were engineering feats of the Middle Ages and maybe you can't build an actual catapult that can take down the walls of a castle but you can build a miniature just for fun and to show your friends. Jul 08, · How to Build a Strong Catapult.
The strength of a catapult could refer either to the sturdiness of the catapult frame and its ability to withstand use, or it could refer to the force with which the catapult launches projectiles.
However, 67%(32). You’ve heard the saying– there’s more than one way to milk a cow. Likewise, there’s more than one way to make a catapult for kids. The most important thing, of course, is that it launches things effectively.