1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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:
    http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/catapult-assembly1.htm

    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.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook