This handheld, sturdily-built slingshot is fun, and powerful enough to launch corks or foam cubes 15+ feet! Like many of the STEM Inventions launcher projects, explore how trusses can reinforce structures and how potential energy can be transformed into far-flung projectiles!
Supply List (specialty materials can be found on Amazon)
All STEM Inventions project share the same set of materials
(20) craft sticks
(8) 1/2” craft cubes
(1) Rubber Band
(1) Piece of card stock or craft foam
Hot glue gun
STEM Inventions is a project by me, Lance Akiyama. Since 2011, I've developed original science and engineering activities, starting with an after school business that I founded and operated until 2015. I've held a full-time role as the Science Curriculum Manager at Galileo Learning, where I created design thinking-based lessons and pet robots. I'm a long-time contributor to Instructables.com, and I've published four DIY project books with Rockport Publishers. STEM Inventions projects were developed in after school classes and summer camps over several years. All projects use the same set of just 20 different materials and 2 tools to make supply purchasing and management easier.