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Project Snapshot

This handheld, sturdily-built slingshot is fun, and powerful enough to launch corks or foam cubes 15+ feet!

Like many of the launcher projects, explore how trusses can reinforce structures and how potential energy can be transformed into far-flung projectiles!

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Tools and Materials

The Engineering Creation Kit has everything you need for this project and many more from STEM Inventions, or get the supplies in bulk:

Tips and Troubleshooting

If the projectiles are not firing correctly, then...

  • Release the sling quickly. Avoid letting the sling catch on your fingertips when firing.

  • The sling may be colliding with the crossbar. Remove the crossbar and reattach it an inch lower or so.

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