Ballista – ein Traum von Alexander

  • Hannan Javed Mahadik
Schlagworte: Autonomous, Ballista, MATLAB, Lego Mindstorms NXT kit, Boolean logic


Robots and machine are taking over a lot of manual work, earlier done by men, and making it better by being not only quicker in doing the same task, but also in a much more This was the main aim of our project as we tried to engineer a efficient way. This paper is heavily based on the Ballista (Catapult) used by many great rulers including Alexander the Great in a bid to win wars. It is an engineering marvel built to launch projectiles across great distances inflicting quite some damage. Depending on the needs, a catapult can be modified and used to destroy or create an opening in mountain ranges or just simply as a war weapon. We have created a miniature, albeit working prototype of the same using the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit and programming of the same using MATLAB.