January 24, 2013

DIY Frog Catapult with Arduino

 And now for something from the "possibly pointless but fun" file comes a catapult from Instructables user "mrigsby". They have made a small catapult using parts generated from a 3D printer, and used two servos and a spring to both launch the subject and return the catapult back for another fling. So if you're looking for a reason to get a 3D printer, or an excuse to have fun with the children - this could be a lot of fun:

Visit the project page to make your own - however use fake frogs. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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