This is an ideal practical training simulation to demonstrate the application of problem solving techniques such as fishbone diagrams, brainstorming and six sigma / DOE. It is used as the basis of exercises to understand the process, control variation and deliver improved performance.
The catapult is designed to "shoot" a lightweight ping pong size ball at a target which is typically placed 3 - 4 metres (10 - 14 feet) away. There are a number of settings and variables designed into the catapult which need to be understood and controlled to make each shot repeatable and accurate.
The catapult game can take between 1 hour and 8 hours to run depending on the depth of learning required.
The game is normally run with a small team of between 4 - 6 people. For larger groups further catapults can be used.
An instruction manual is included, which in summary covers:
The catapult is supplied in its own easy to store and transport bag and contains: