Pathfinders Kit Leonardo da Vinci Trebuchet
Based on da Vinci's drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, the trebuchet was design likely produced for the Duke of Milan in about 1482. While it's not known if the the trebuchet was ever used in battle, ages 8+ can bring Leonardo's trebuchet to life with this working model.
The kit is easy to make and contains all the timber pieces, glue and string required.
Pathfinders Design and Technology designs and manufactures wooden science kits for educational and recreational use. Pathfinders is based in British Columbia, Canada and spends time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they are engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects.
Pathfinders works with local companies. Their manufacturer in Taiwan is a local family-run factory, and most of their stockists are neighbourhood toy stores, supporting local and small business people.