Happy Halloween… I’m pretty sure I can hand out candy from a nice, COVID safe, 2m distance now! 5m? 6? Well, that’s safe, too,I guess.

The scary part is that I know students who could do it faster, shoot more accurately and fit it all into a VEX legal box, too… And would probably add costume adjusted face recognition and a full autoloader to make sure everyone gets their fair share of candy!

Stay safe and be smart this weekend, everyone… And watch out for flying candy if you’re in Vancouver!



I think I did something similar to this a few years ago. I’ll see if I can find a video.

What an awesome video. I wish you the best of luck in such a weird Halloween this year!


Which Vancouver? Because I really want to see this in action, but I don’t wanna go to Canada. However, I am in Vancouver, Washington.

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What about a candy trebuchet?


Thanks for the nice comments… Vancouver, BC, and “why not” to adding a sling to make it a trebuchet. Having built a few trebuchets in the past, though, they will take more effort to “dial in” than a catapult does… more moving parts=more complexity.