Crazy German’s and a Trebuchet!

24 10 2008

Ok, so I know this is a commercial, but I really like this actor. He plays a mad scientist so well that he is worthy of being on the mad-laboratory blog. The other reason I wanted to put this video on my blog is the TREBUCHET! I believe that the trebuchet that is used to throw the car is real and not an animation. I don’t know for sure but it looks too real to be an animation. If it’s fake then WELL DONE GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT! Non the less there are some pretty interesting features to the trebuchet. Take a look at the counterweight. That counterweight is HUGE. The way it tosses the car looks really real too. Anyway enjoy the video! I know I did.

Other Resources

Trebuchet Design

Cement Blocks


Sizing the Axle (Part 1)

Sizing the Axle (Part 2)


Car Throwing Trebuchet

Cool Trebuchet Pictures

The bucket