CRMI Spring Fundrasier - Be a Siege Engineer

CRMI Spring Fundraiser:
Be a Siege Engineer

be a siege engineer
Teams are sought for the Charles River Museum of Industry flood damage fundraising event, a Catapult building competition. We are looking for companies to sponsor teams (8 people) to represent them in a one day challenge to build and fire medieval traction trebuchets.

The machines will be large, over 10 feet tall, and capable of throwing a multi pound projectile several hundred feet.  When the construction is finished, we will have a best of three shots competition for furthest throw. 

Win valuable bragging rights.  Help a local technology museum recover from a serious flood.  Leave with a tool that could be useful should you need to repel a hostile takeover attempt.


Zuke Voyage - with a few people for scale All materials and tools will be provided. The event will be held in the Waltham, MA area, sometime in the late spring or early summer. The minimum donation per team entered is $5,000. There will be a limit of 8 teams.  The event will be open to spectators.

The build will be hosted by Jeff Del Papa, siege engine builder and founder of The NERDS, the first US team to compete on Junkyard Wars. For more information, contact Elln Hagney or Jeff Del Papa 617 460 6424.

To whet your appetite, below you will find  a time lapse video of a group of teens building the machine, Zuke Voyage, pictured  to the right (shown without its bracing). (120x speedup, 8 hours of building and hurling in 4 minutes of video)