This tutorial will teach you how to make the original, gravity powered trebuchet.
Creating the Base
In case you were wondering how to make the main block float, just connect a few blocks from it and later delete them.
Make sure to add braces
Creating the Supports
Of course it doesn’t have to look like this but this makes the machine very stable. Make sure to add braces
Creating the Lever
Focus your camera in the middle of the the peak of the supports
Add 2 single wood blocks
Delete the block connecting the second block to the machine and leave it hanging in mid air.
Also delete the 2 blocks on the supports that are in line with the block that hangs in the air
Once deleted, add the swivel joints on both sides of the hanging block and re-place the deleted blocks on the supports.
Now that the hard part is done, start adding blocks until you have a lever of about 15×2 in size and don’t forget to add braces
Creating the Weight
Creating the Weapon/Sling
Add a few wooden blocks but make sure the one going up is a single block, not a double.
Delete the extra blocks to leave the single block hanging in mid air
Add a holder and a bomb in it onto that floating block
Delete the holder and replace it with a grabber
This sticks the bomb onto the grabber, there is currently no other way of connecting the bomb to the grabber other than the holder/grabber swap
Now turn your camera around under the machine
Connect a contractible spring to the back of the floating block and the bottom of the front block of the lever
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