About Da Vinci Catapult:
The Leonardo Da Vinci Catapult model is scaled to size and fully functions to demonstrate the launching power of the catapult, a historical military device. The catapult flings soft clay balls (included) up to 15 feet to reproduce a realistic discharge, and is made of wood for durability. The model requires assembly. Mechanical models are typically built by hobbyists and model builders for personal use, or can be used as educational aids or projects in classroom settings.
This catapult is one of da Vinci’s redesigns from the medieval catapults of 400 or so years earlier. The tension stored in the bent wood is used to hurl objects – usually over 15 feet. With no modifications you can experiment with flinging grapes, and those fun mini marshmallows too! A fun project from one of the great minds of history.
Da Vinci Catapult Kit