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Building a trebuchet with the dit engineering society

26 Nov

Building a trebuchet with the  dit engineering society

Last year I got together with DIT’s engineering society to lend a hand in building a trebuchet. Long hours and determination brought this project to its final completion. I was part of a team of around 20 or so people all engineering students from different years and different backgrounds. When the project was complete we successfully test fired it in front of a journalist from RTÉ radio.

The following pictures are the assemble of the rig.

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2 Responses to “Building a trebuchet with the dit engineering society”

  1. Myra Savage June 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    What is a trebuchet & what is its function???

    • Rob Sullivan June 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

      A trebuchet is a medieval siege weapon. It was used for hurling heavy stones to smash castle or city walls.

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