The Challenge was to make a catapult out of a mouse trap that would send a ping pong ball three feet into a can in three tries. first we duct taped a spoon to the mous trap and glued a pice of wood in front of it to stop it at the right time. We then took two blocks of wood and screwed screws into them to be able to change the angle that we could launch the ping pong ball. This made it uneven and slanted so it didn't go straight so we didn't use it. We then placed two peg boards on either side so that we could put a pencil through to stop the catapult until we wanted to launch it. This made it so that we couldn't pull the spoon back as far as we could so we just used our finger. This put too much stress on the spoon which made it break so after replacing it we put a metal suppor on the back of it. We were ready for testing today and we were getting in about the same spot consistantly. We did our first test and missed so we practiced a few times before missing our second test. We practiced a lot, we got it in once, then missed then we made it twice in a row before attempting our last test. Everything was riding on this moment, Maison pulled back the spoon and after lining it up he released. I watched it sail through the air in slow motion, it was on track, right in line to make it. I followed the small ping pong ball as it started its descent it was falling into place and it finally hit. I could finally exhail right before fainting in dissappointiment. We had missed. It was fun while it lasted but it was over, now we need to make a car with a catapult on top of it, because this one wasn't hard enough.