Desktop Trebuchet: Any interest?
Hello Backers of the Desktop Ballista,
I received a number of messages asking if I would ever do a Desktop Trebuchet. Nearly 3 years after the ballista, I did create... Read more
New kickstarter project from Kerwin, Fritz: A Robotic Puppet
I started another kickstarter project, though this one is a robotics project instead of another ancient weapon. That project is at
If you like it, please pass... Read more
Desktop Ballista for sale at www.legion-10.com, written instructions posted, and what's next?
Hello ballista backers. I have been asked by a number of you about how to buy a Desktop Ballista after the project ended. I have set up the website as... Read more
That's all folks!
Hello all. I just printed the last shipping label, stuck it on the last box and put it into my car for drop off at post office tomorrow.
I fell... Read more
Almost made it this past weekend...
We wanted to be completely finished shipping all units by this past weekend, but missed it. By about 20 units. We have shipped 96% of orders. We currently have 0... Read more
Status: On track for September completion
We kept up a pace this week, despite some problems with the laser cutter. We lost alignment on the laser and had to retune it. That cost us two days,... Read more
Deluxe model shipping
We had some trouble getting the brass parts for the deluxe model, but we did finally get that addressed and are now shipping deluxe models which sport horsehair rope and... Read more
What I did for Labor Day weekend...
For those non-US backers, Labor Day is a holiday in the United States celebrated on the 1st Monday of September. Most businesses are closed, most people have the day off,... Read more
A few people have asked me about "when am I going to get my ballista?" That's good. I'm glad to hear that people are excited. The short version is that... Read more
Back in business! Assembly Video is posted.
Crazy week here. I received a new focus lens for the laser (I broke it last weekend), and then re-tuned the laser, aligned the mirrors, etc and we were back... Read more
Shipping status: Good news and bad news
Hello backers! We worked out the kinks over the week in our process and got 10 units completed and ready to ship. We also have the Tee shirts and are... Read more
Ooops! Almost forgot Legion XXIV!
After I posted my last update stating a goal of shipping 10 units, I remembered that I had travel plans for this past weekend. Part of the historical research and... Read more
Status: We received the wood
We did receive the raw Ash hardwood finally late this afternoon. The neighbor's basset hounds Samson and Gracie inspected it on arrival. I spent about 3 1/2 hours on the... Read more
Status: Ballista Factory
Hello backers! Just a quick note on where we are.
I was very disappointed that we did not receive the shipment of wood to start production by this past weekend.... Read more
"Friends, Romans, countrymen..."
I am out of exclamations. I've said Holy Smokes, and Good Heavens, and bunch of other corny stuff to avoid four letter words. I'm all out of them now. Well,... Read more
Down to the wire or at least close
16 hours left and 2 quick messages for you super backers.
1) A last reminder to backers that are outside of United States to please note that there is additional... Read more
New rewards added, 10 pack of darts, exotic wood ballistas, etc
Good heavens! $18K in backing and 360+ backers. This is something else. We are tickled to say the least.
In response to requests, we have added a few rewards today.... Read more
10 Times Our Goal!
Holy smokes! Today we hit over 10 times our goal of $1600! You kickstarters kick butt! We are so thrilled with the support that we have received for this project.... Read more
If you are in location outside of USA, please add $ for shipping
Thanks to all of my backers from all around the world. I have had quite a few backers from Europe and Asia support the project (Merci, Dank, Gracias, спасибо, tak,... Read more
Zowie! Lucky 13! We should change the name of the company to Legion 13.
We put together a video thank you message for helping us to hit our goal of... Read more
13K on Friday the 13'th?
Hello to all my backers and thank you for your great support. I'd like to appeal to you to help me in debunking this whole "13 is an unlucky number"... Read more
200 backers and $10,000+. FANTASTIC! I am so hyped about this. Youze guys are something else.
We are putting together materials to start production. Later this week I'll post... Read more
"Alternate ammo! Beyond toothpicks". Video is now posted in project.
We've had a few people ask about "alternate ammo". Can the ballista shoot something besides toothpicks? Either for those that are afraid toothpicks could be a little dangerous or those... Read more
Happy Fourth of July Backers!
Happy 4th to all. Over 400% funding now. This is fantastic and I can't say thanks enough. To commemorate the day, I was going to post video of me launching... Read more
101 backers now. You are some awesome folks. I am amazed at the response this is getting.
If you know anyone that has had enough with oranges, please tell them... Read more
Some notes about historical accuracy added to the project
I have received comments and messages from a number of folk that point out historical inaccuracies in my project. I greatly appreciate these folk taking the time to do so.... Read more
Thank you to backers!
Wow, over 50 backers in 3 days. I am deeply appreciative to you all for getting behind this project and making it a reality.
I have already started ordering parts... Read more