Monday, August 29, 2011
Bowling Ball Slingshot based on Leonardo Da Vinci' Design?
Seems like the slingshot cannon video will soon be viral. It saw 45,000 views in the first 36 hours already, with a steep increase! People love it, almost 1300 likes and just 6 dislikes...
I was just covered in "Stern View Magazin", a German magazine focussed very much on photos (only a few lines of text). Two pages! They said that the only challenge I did not master was to make a bowling ball slingshot...
The Discovery History Channel did a project a few years back, about building two of Leonardo's designs - the glider and also the giant crossbow. The glider worked, but the crossbow did not. The wooden limbs broke, weren't elastic enough.
Using a ton of rubber instead of the wood would no doubts work much better.
What do you think?
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 4:30 PM