Catapult yourself into 2021 with a homemade trebuchet

Dec. 17, 2020

In a recent video, YouTuber colinfurze builds and tests a massive homemade trebuchet.

Is it 2021 yet? No? How about now? Like most people, I can’t wait for this dumpster fire of a year to finally be over. Despite it being a year of firsts (first time I cut my own hair, first time I sewed a mask, first time I actually missed interacting with other human beings), this year will live forever in infamy. If I could, I would build a time machine and fast forward through these next two weeks until I could assure myself that the nightmare known as 2020 was actually over. And I can think of no better way to honor this miserable year than with a terrifying, yet awe-inspiring DIY project that combines engineering wonder with imperfect aim and complete wreckage. In a recent video, YouTuber colinfurze builds and tests a massive homemade trebuchet. Please don't try this at home.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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