• Tennis Ball Trebuchet Contest

     


    The students build a trebuchet that can fire tennis balls:
    The base dimensions are 36" x 12" with a swing arm approximately 40 " long.
     
    In order to calculate the distance, use the mass of the projectile (m2), the mass of the counter weight (m1), and the height the counter weight falls (h):

    Range (max) = 2 * (m1/m2) * h

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