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Project help.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 #1
    we were given a project in physics where you build a catapult that shoots a tennis ball 2, 4, or 6m. Now i have a basic design that im not sure if it will shoot 2m. all i need is the ball to be able to shoot 2m into a 5 gallon bucket.
    here is the design i am loooking at:

    Also. if i decrease the stopping point of the catapult will that increase the distance?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2009 #2
    Does it have to be a catapult, or can it be a trebuchet? Trebuchet's are much easier to build, generally.
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