Monday, April 26, 2010

Countdown: 160 Days 'till 2nd VTPC Festival

Today there are 73 days, remaining until our 2nd Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival, which will be held on October 3rd, 2010.

The pumpkin chuckin' contest will be for trebuchets (4 categories) and one unlimited air cannon category.

Here is a brief round-up of some hurling news.

The American Chunker, New Hampshire's unlimited air cannon team, is in the process of putting the finishing touches on their monster. Some secret video of the beast in action has also been "leaked."

Can't wait to see this big bad beast up close and in action at our VTPC Festival.
Some inspiration from the Catapult Message Board. DakarNick shows off his small Floating Arm Trebuchet (FAT) on YouTube:
From Twitter we learn they're having a "Treb Day" in Lansing, Michigan on Saturday, May 8th.
MSU Engineering students team up with Lansing area 7th-12th graders that will be invloved in an 8 week workshop to learn the history, math, physics, and engineering of the Trebuchet. We will then have them team up to build 5, 8 ft Trebuchets that will be shot at targets at The Marshall St. Armory on May 8th.