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Modern super magnets replace the ancient torsion engine in a desktop catapult to get an awesome cubicle warfare machine! Read more

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Modern super magnets replace the ancient torsion engine in a desktop catapult to get an awesome cubicle warfare machine!

Neche, ND Hardware
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There's a new kid in town...

Actually, its a new Magnetapult. Its launching distance is over 30 feet, and its just a bit bigger than the original Mini Magnetapult. It's available at promotex.ca and there's still enough time to get it before Christmas!

http://www.promotex.ca/provisioner/catalogue/index.php?AdminSearch=&SearchFormSubmitted=true&SearchText=Magnetapult

I've also launched a new kickstarter project, which unfortunately won't be ready by Christmas, but if you're a science, magnet or even speed nut, you'll love it:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jfehr/max-rpm-worlds-fastest-15v-lorentz-motor?ref=recently_launched

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    1. Creator John Fehr on December 10, 2012

      Hi Dennis!

      Unfortunately not. (In fact, to verify, I build one, but those original magnets are just too strong...)

      However, I'll post an update with the pdf for the original Magnetapult, so you can cut the necessary parts.

      John

    2. Creator Dennis Humphrey on December 9, 2012

      Would it be possible to use the magnets from the original to make this one? I've got a laser engraver and if you released the plans I could cut out the necessary parts. My magnetapult broke already(left it in the ready position and the force cracked the arm), but would love to be able to launch some ping pong balls.