Gas Spring Flipper Experiment

This was an experiment involving a pair of homemade gas springs and a motorized winder. I wanted to find out if this could be a viable weapon for a 12 pound combat robot. Unfortunately the actual distance the test load was launched was about 1/3 what the math said it should be and the device weighed more than it should for a 12# bot. The wind-up time was also a bit slow. I'll probably never use it on a bot.

Gas Spring Flipper Test Video