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Catapult Competition

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We like to build things.
We like to build things that throw things.
We like to build things that throw things farther than someone else’s thing.

This your chance to show us what you can build as well as win some prizes
if your thing throws farther than anyone else’s thing!

Here are the rules:

  • Design must be mechanical in nature
  • Catapult must fit inside a 2′ x 2′ x 3′ box
    • Will be measured in an “un-primed” state
    • Any priming accessories must be included in this measuring
  • Scoring is by distance
    • First hit counts
    • Will have 3 attempts
  • Tennis balls will be used as ammunition
    • To be provided by PaxSpace
  • Teams must be no larger than 2 people
    • Competition is open to non-members!!!
    • At least one member of a team must be a PaxSpace Member
      if the Space’s facilities are to be used in the construction of the catapult
      (Great chance to get to know how to use our new CNC Router)

Teams must register to enter.
The competition will be held on July 13th during our Summer Open House.
Registration will open up May 13th and close June 13th.
Check out our blog at that time for how to register.

There will be prizes for the top 2 teams.
First place will win either a $30 amazon gift card or a free one month’s membership.
Second place will win a $15 amazon gift card.
All teams will be presented with a token of participation!

If you have any questions about this competition, feel free to ask them in the comments section below OR on our forums.




2014-05-20  UPDATE:

Registration is now OPEN!.
Registration will be closed one month from now on June 20th!
The competition will still be held at our Open House on July 13th.

Feel free to sign up if you’re interested in participating in this friendly competition!

Be sure to add a team name when you register in the comments section.
We will be having an award for the most ‘interesting’ team name!
So have some fun with it (but please keep it clean 🙂 )!

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