Come join the fun! On October 1st we will be hosting our first annual King of Fling. This is a great activity for families and the community to design an ancient engineering device such as a catapult or trebuchet to see who can launch an object the farthest.
This is designed to have fun in engineering and problem solving. Here is how the schedule works
11:30 - 12:00: Registration and pickup of materials
12:00 - 2:00: Build, design, prototype and create your device
2:00 - 3:00: Launch and clean up
To register please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/king-of-fling-challenge-a-family-engineering-event-tickets-37690938612
The cost of the event covers the cost of materials. Any additional money earned will be put back into the nonprofit to purchase more equipment and materials for future classes.
Here is a list of materials for you to build on the day of the event.
20 foot of 3/4 inch PVC
10 foot 1 inch PVC
10 T Shape PVC pieces
8 45 degree PVC pieces
1 1inch cross PVC
1 inch PVC cap
Object to launch
Tools will be provided such as miter saw and box, pvc cutters, tape measure, glue, duct tape, safety glasses, etc.
Depending on what you construct we will use human power or bungee cords to power your device.