Though the goal remains the same, it is always a unique experience at the collegiate Pumpkin Chunkin competition hosted by Rowan University ASME. Breaking down the walls built from last year’s medieval knights theme are the feisty angry birds vying to take out their green pig rivals. While it was buckets full of fun to unload our pumpkins at the king pig, there is more to Pumpkin Chunkin that just the trebuchet. Continue reading Pumpkin Chunkin 2017
This past week, the ASME UD Pumpkin Chunkin team kicked off our build this semester by reassembling our truss from last year, and prioritizing the additional components to design for this year’s competition. Continue reading Pumpkin Prep
In case you hadn’t realized, a lot of work went into preparing our punkin chunkin for competition. We worked for over 150 man-hours and spent more than $300 worth of lumber, nuts, & bolts on our creation–but it was all worth it. Below are pictures of our design at various stages of completion during the design process.
This year felt a little bit medieval at times, but everyone who was able to make it had a blast! Our fixed pivot trebuchet ended up earning the 3rd place spot among 20 collegiate teams, battling wind and increasingly worse mishaps to lob off six pumpkins the day of competition. Everyone was pleased by the result, to say the least. Thank you to Rowan University ASME for hosting, and for all of the hard work the punkin chunkin build team put into designing a trebuchet from scratch this year!