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Punkin Chunkin

Our group project for the summer started with friendly banter about throwing things at neighbors, and culminated in a chunkin party on Halloween. Although it was cold and wet, we had fun flinging pumpkins and water bottles and learning the physics of trebuchets.

chunkin crew






The crew of Das Pherde Hall:

Bob, Anna, Christine, Susan





test run






First we did some test runs with the sling not tied tight.  We got some decent lift.






physics gone wrong






Oops, we had the short end of the sling tied to the trebuchet.  Apparently that makes the pumpkin fly the opposite direction.  Whoda thunk it?











Success! At least we got height and in the right direction.