The 4X2 Backyard Ballista.
The “Clue X 4 Ballista” as I’m calling it has been designed to be constructed from common hardware materials and stock 4X2 (100 X 50 for thos of us who have moved on from imperialist systems). For those of you who have enough knowledge of ballistas its a type 7 in basic specs. A 50mm dia skien making a machine 1.4m X 0.8m. It will however throw golf balls not arrows thus avoiding that whole tunig issue which i bet you hadn’t even given any thought to.
The Clue X 4 Ballista is designed to fill the hole in the market that sees me getting about a dozen hits each day from people looking for free plans. News flash the ballista is not a simple machine and it actually takes some knowledge and skill to make one “simple” enough to be straight forward to build. I fill both those requirements.
What I don’t have is the “motivation”. Evidently this makes me a “bad person” because I wont take time off from my actual research to work on a plan that other people will take for free and use to make machines with which to get A’s on their school projects.
What are we to do, I have it, you want it. If only there were some mechanism that western civilisation had developed to facilitate a resolution of this supply/demand problem. What… what about this “capitalism” concept whereby this stuff called “money” is exchanged for goods and/or services??? Eee Gad! We could be on to something here!
So before I go to the trouble of completing the detailed drawings, building the prototype, writing up detailed construction instructions, taking photos etc you need to answer the following two questions correctly. Use the comments and keep in mind that you need to motivate me. Answer in the comments. 13 year old foul mouthed freeloaders need not apply.
a: Do you want a plan for a ballista that you can build in your own garage? If yes continue to second question.
b: Are you willing to pay for it? If yes please answer the bonus round question below.
Bonus Question: How much are you willing to pay for it?
In the unlikely event of these questions being answered correctly I’ll look at completing the project. Otherwise feel free to keep abusing me and making stupid comments. I’ve still got what you want.
This lesson in economics, supply and demand is yours at no cost.
If anyone out there is filled with the spirit of humanity and wants to motivate me into completing the project and supplying the plans for free make your offer in the comments. Hint: $5 wont do it.