The longer the side without the load, the less effort needed. But if shorter the side without the load, the greater effort needed to balance. (Didn’t take a picture 😥 but here’s Aaron and Julian )
I did not test my catapult here but I did try it at home! It was a success and it was best described as precise and a bit of accurate though only when it wanted to be.
The difference between biomiciry and biomechanics would be that in biomiciry we use what we’ve learned from biomechanics, studying the way organisms are the way they are and fight against nature, to then apply it into making our life’s way more efficient. Biomechanics would be more like the science and how things work, meanwhile biomiciry is building something out of the data we have already collected.