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Snap together a highly detailed, functional, and affordable trebuchet kit!
Snap together a highly detailed, functional, and affordable trebuchet kit!
367 backers pledged $21,248 to help bring this project to life.

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Trebbers is a highly detailed trebuchet kit. 

 

What is a trebuchet?

A trebuchet is a medieval siege weapon that utilizes a counterweight to launch projectiles. 

Why design another Trebuchet?

i designed a kit that has functionality, detail, and was affordable.  The structure of my trebuchet highly resembles Viollet-le-Duc's (picture below)

Viollet-le-Duc's trebuchet
Viollet-le-Duc's trebuchet

 

 

little Trebbers
little Trebbers

Why $16,000?

The goal of this project is to raise enough money to produce laser cut trebuchet Kits.  If the goal is reached, I will need to buy a laser cutter, mini lathe, and raw materials. $16,000 is just above the minimum amount to begin production. 

Product description:

Each Kit will include everything you need to build a trebuchet! These medieval siege weapons are fully functional. They have a working winch system similar to Viollet-le-Duc's. 

No fancy tools are required. To assemble the trebuchet insert rivets and snap the pieces together. (a soft tap with a hammer will do)

Specs:

  • Launches pennies up to 30 feet. (with steel shot inside counterweight)
  • Baltic Birch wood construction (stained brown)
  • brass pulleys
  • 30-60 minutes to assemble
  • Base: 14 inches x 14 inches 

How to assemble:

Each kit will come with instructions. There will be a video on how to assemble and operate it. 

Each piece will be engraved with a unique letter/number. The pieces with corresponding letter/numbers go together. No skill is required. Super glue is optional (recommended). 

all the parts
all the parts

 The song in video is called The Time to Run (Finale) by: Dexter Britain.

 

Risks and challenges

The product in the video is a successful prototype. It fits together and works every time. Making the product will not be a challenge.

I can make all trebuchet kits within 2 months of having the equipment and materials. The laser cutter does most of the work.

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