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 hardware, prototyping shields and module range. A good start is the Freetronics Eleven, the Arduino Uno-compatible board with onboard prototyping space: