A Lego Ev3 catapult made in Italy

Today at Isis Valdarno we have assembled our ball launcher. It has been a great experience to put our hands at work on this great EV3 kit and to get the program ready for our meeting in Poland.

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This catapult can launch light plastic balls at various distances according to the program inserted in the brick

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We have built the main frame first, and then we have parepared the mechanism and the ball holder. All the assembly has to be lightweight to work well

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The main frame is assembled around a motor

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Then we added the gear mechanism

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In our Mindstorm EV3 Lab we assemble various kits every time. We have a number of teams that work on these projects and that take part in competitions every year.

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Video of the ball launcher at work

 

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