I’m going to miss helping the kids work on their physics projects. Four years ago, Mia set out to set a distance record in the the annual AP Physics Tresbuchet contest and was beat by a modified elastic powered catapult which in my opinion clearly violated the spirit and form of the classic ‘tresbuchet” . But that said, the design hurled a baseball nearly 200 feet which was awesome. Even though they still talk about Mia’s design being the best of the traditional s ever constructed, the robotics team managed to fire a baseball so far as to change the contest forever. After that year, the rules were changed and the goal was set at accuracy. The goal being to hit a small cone with a baseball at 30 meters. For that reason, Mark and I decided to design a traditional tresbuchet. After tuning the design, Marks team won the competition this year being the only team to hit the cone in his class!