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In 2004, Team Tormentum got a call from Don Young of the "Junkyard Spinner" team with an interest in creating a "Human Powered Centripetal" division. Junkyard spinner was lonely since we had retired the 'putter in preference to Mista Ballista. There was a plan for a second spinning machine. All they needed was one more to make a new division at the World Championship Punkin Chunk. (Notice the picture on the lower right on the front page of that web site.)

To get the 'putter ready for 2004, we needed to fix the broken trigger and pouch system. Last years pouch, while a marvel of home-brewed engineering, was generating too much wind resistance, and needed to be replaced.

Here is the putter (on the left), fully assembled in it's new backyard. Don't confuse it with the swing set near the middle of the scene.


The new pouch is much simpler. We do have the return of the vice-grips from 2000, but now in a much more controlled setting. (No need to whack the release with a 2x4)


The same pouch, but now open.

The trigger on the main axle is the same as last year, though some small modifications needed to be made.


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Pumpkin Putter at the 2004 Punkin Chunk in Deleware
41 sec - Jun 26, 2006


Additional Pages for Pumpkin Putter
Pumpkin Putter In 2000 we decided to take a two prong attack to our siege craft. We simultaneously started building both a gigantic Ballista, and a centripetal human powered machine.
Pumpkin Putter: Construction In 2000 we decided to take a two prong attack to our siege craft. We simultaneously started building both the gigantic Mista Ballista, and a centripetal human powered machine. The centripetal machine was used in the 2000 punkin chunk and the ballista will be our long term machine.
Pumpkin Putter : 2001 Enhancements We built the Pumpkin Putter in 2000. After critical failure during last years 2000 punkin chunk we decided that the putter needed an upgrade for the 2001 punkin chunk. This page describes our upgrade path. Our longer term goal is to build Mista Ballista, using the putter as an interim machine.
Pumpkin Putter : 2004 Enhancements
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In 2004, Team Tormentum got a call from Don Young of the "Junkyard Spinner" team with an interest in creating a "Human Powered Centripetal" division. Junkyard spinner was lonely since we had retired the 'putter in preference to Mista Ballista. There was a plan for a second spinning machine. All they needed was one more to make a new division at the World Championship Punkin Chunk. (Notice the picture on the lower right on the front page of that web site.)


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