- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2007 on page 0
Catapult for Robots… or Other Uses
In this short article, the author is suggesting his own solution — not necessarily the best in the world, but at least it is proven. This catapult re-arms all by itself after each shot, within 2 seconds, and it’s range can be adjusted by altering the ballistic curve, using just a single potentiometer. The very simple, cheap electronics don’t require any programmable components, and have an output available to tell the carrier about the status of the catapult.