Pathfinders Kit Leonardo da Vinci Catapult
This catapult is one of da Vinci’s redesigns from the late 15th century that used the spring like energy stored in bent wood to give power to the swing arm.
A fun project for ages 14+. Kit contains all the timber pieces, glue and string required and will hurl a projectile up to 4.5 metres.
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.