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Here we tested the ballista by attempting to launch a shovel handle. The result: We could probably throw the shovel handle farther, but at least the concept works!



Attempting to launch a much lighter projectile. Unfortunately, the launch mechanism failed.



We wind the ballista to full power. The projectile clears the yard.



Our first test firing of the ballista. Probably not a good idea to be testing this indoors!



Conclusion

While we didn't get the spectacular results we were hoping for, we were nonetheless satisfied with our first attempt at building a medieval war machine.

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