Teaching Kids How to Fling Stuff! With SOLIDWORKS and Trebuchets. Part Two the Design

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The trebuchet design needed to meet four main criteria. The design had to be safe, easy to assemble, low cost, and last but not least teach and inspire the kids about engineering. The best part of designing a trebuchet is that trebuchets are old technology. Many have been designed and built before. This fact allowed me to research what works well and what does not. I will have a list of reference websites at the end of this blog for […]

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Teaching Kids How to Fling Stuff! With SOLIDWORKS and Trebuchets

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs are on the rise and this is a great thing. Early September I was asked to participate in a STEM initiative the local Cub Scouts Pack 44 had decided to take on. The goal was to teach the Cub Scouts about physics, Engineering, and teamwork with one big project. A good friend of mine’s son is in the troop and he reached out to me to ask for the Engineering portion. The project was […]

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