DIY Arduino-powered Catalpult

Instructables user and Freetronics customer ‘unusualtravis’ has published details of his fantastic Arduino-powered catapult. Using some simple woodwork, a large servo and circuitry, a Freetronics Eleven board and the laws of physics – this great example of possible fun and games has been created:

 

Following the plans and instructions this would be a great weekend project, and something with great potential for use both indoors and out. For more information, including plans, circuitry and the Arduino sketch – visit the instructions site here. And we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

 

If you are new to Arduino and looking to make your own catapult, join in with our range of Arduino-compatible hardwareprototyping shields and module range. A good start is the Freetronics Eleven, the Arduino Uno-compatible board with onboard prototyping space:

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