In addition to the Statapult, the following items are included with each unit:
Two balls (one miniature tennis ball and one rubber "rock" ball)
One spare rubberband
One detailed User's Guide that includes assembly instructions, a case study, and numerous training activity suggestions.
One Trial Version of DOE Wisdom software
sure how to best apply the Statapult in your training?
Call us. All Statapult purchasers are welcome to
call us anytime to discuss training ideas and help
decide what would be most effective for their specific
and unique challenges.
The Statapult comes with a one year free replacement policy. If any parts break due to normal wear and tear, just let us know and we will replace them free of charge.
In the winter of 1988, Steve Schmidt and Robert Launsby conducted a two-day Design of Experiments training session at Texas Instruments (TI) in Austin Texas. They were shown a catapult-like throwing device by their host, Ledi Trudna. She was making use of the device to teach control charting and variance reduction techniques.
With assistance from Gary Fenton (a skilled wood worker and mechanical engineer), Steve and Bob modified the TI design for use as a training device in experimental design. Steve used the device in a series of short courses conducted around the country for BBN Software products. Robert Launsby promoted the use of the device at Digital Equipment and other early adopters of Six Sigma technology. Ledi conducted public short courses on using the Statapult during the early 1990's. Later it became a standard for Six Sigma (DMAIC) training around the world.
Why Purchase from Us?
We have been successfully selling this device for over 15 years. Our device is manufactured in the USA by skilled wood working craftsmen. It is made from fine Missouri Oak and carefully stained for protection and durability.
balls, rubberbands, Statapult arms, and cups can be ordered by contacting us at
Here is a partial list of some of the satisfied customers that have purchased our Statapult.