Google Employees Use Android Phone to Launch Trebuchet

first_imgI recently had a debate with some friends. After some back and forth, we finally came to an agreement–the trebuchet is, in fact, the greatest medieval siege weapon. That important bit of nerd minutia out of the way, we move on to the next question: how to possibly improve on the engineering marvel that is the trebuchet? The answer should be simple, of course: Google Android.A team of Google data center employees finally managed to combine the two, using an Android computer and Bluetooth receiver to trigger the device during the “Storm the Citadel Trebuchet Competition,” which occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend.If all of the talk of engineering know how isn’t enough to win you over, how about this quote from data center employee, Eric Wages: “we’re playing real-life Angry Birds.” Of course, no one had the audacity to point out to Wages the difference between a trebuchet and a catapult. That’s for the best, really. If we begin squabbling amongst ourselves, the egg-stealing green pigs have already won.last_img

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