Our mission is to make scientists and engineers.
Scientists and engineers are not made in universities. Universities polish them off, but universities don't make them.
Instead, scientists and engineers are made when everyday people discover how the world works.
The problem is that today, all the stuff that's out there has its magic hidden away—either in computer code locked up in a chip or as a gearbox, sealed inside an opaque piece of injection-molded plastic.
We believe that there's a better way.
We believe in making products that put the magic at your fingertips, so that you get a first hand exposure to, and an intuitive understanding of, how things work.
Because that's how scientists and engineers are made, and that's how we're going to make the future.
-Evan Murphy & Michael Woods
We designed and built the Trebuchette in March of 2011 after closing up a software startup we began together a year before.
The first prototypes turned out to be so much fun that we decided to put the kit on Kickstarter to share our project with as many people as possible.
The result blew us away: 1,875 people wanted to help us out and get a Trebuchette of their own! With the funding we received from all these generous folks, we started a full production line for the kits and set up shop in Menlo Park, CA.
All our design and production is done locally here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you ever have a problem, don't hesitate to contact us.