Of Trebuchets and Egg Testing

Students in the Engineering: Structures and Machines course taught by Alex Siragy have begun semester 2 with their trebuchet project, where the challenge is to use a trebuchet or catapult to launch a raw egg as far as possible without breaking the egg. The students must design and build something to carry and protect the egg as it is being catapulted. Check out some photos of one in the pre-trebuchet testing phase, with a little help from Jason Farr, who dropped it.