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Make The Teeny-Tiny Catapult 2


Let's continue to build the catapult.


Place a piece on the inside like this

Now place a two inch piece on the inside of the structure like this.





Tape it tightly into place

And tape it firmly into place. Use at least three wraps of tape and do not put any tape in the center area of the sticks. I will show you why in the next picture.





You will be inserting a stick into that space in the middle so that's why you should leave the middle untaped. But don't insert it now. We will do that later.






side by side

Now tape two of the four inch stick together side by side like this. You are going to do this twice. Make sure to use plenty of tape and do at least three wraps around.





Two sticks side by side

Make two of these and this is what you end up with. Two assemblies each with two four inch sticks.






Tape it down to the rectangular base

Now tape these assemblies to your rectangular base. First you put tape on the long end like this picture shows.






Tape it the other way too

Then tape it the other way like this.







The Base is completed

This is what you end up with. The base is completed and you are almost done. Just a few more things and one thing I want to point out about your taping so let's flip this base over and take a look underneath.






Triangles of tape

See how, underneath, the tape forms nice tight triangles? This will lend a lot of strength to the catapult base. So do at least three wraps and make it nice and tight.






Okay, let's continue with this tiny catapult project


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