World Maker Faire New York 2013

Mechanical Artillery 101….Yes, You can be a Siege Engineer.

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Sunday12:30 PM1:00 PMNo Video Available

Catapults have existed for over 2,000 years, and have changed significantly over the years, from the complexity of a Ballista with its two rope bundles and complex winches, to the simplicity of a traction Trebuchet, or a sling shot On the practical side, you will leave having started down the road towards designing and constructing your own backyard weaponry

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Jeff Del Papa — Founder

The New England Rubbish Deconstruction Society; The NERDS

Builder of strange but functional machines. Found first US Junkyard Wars team (scrapheap challenge). Competitive catapult builder, who has built a machine capable of throwing a piano.


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