What is a catapult? How can you use a catapult? When was it created? A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices Catapults have been used to destroy castle walls, used in warfare, and have been used recreationally in modern times Pumpkin Toss The NXT Microphone will be used to activate the firing mechanism by shouting “FIRE” The NXT motor will be used as the mechanism that launches the catapult You are to try to hit the target that is on the wall Every time you hit the target, you will get a prize The more often you hit the target, you double your prize NXT Catapult Several parts of the catapult can be adjusted to produce different throwing angles and distances. By changing the position of the two dark gray angled beams near the top of the frame, you can force the throwing arm to stop in a different position, which will change the angle of the throw. You can also adjust the length of the throwing arm, the position of the pivot point on the lever, and other things. Can you make any adjustments that make it throw any farther?