A cable car is a conveyance system used for traveling up and down a mountain, in which cabins are suspended on a continuous moving cable driven by a motor at one end of the route. You can easily make it for your science project at your home. We’ll guide you on how to make a cable car.
- DC Motor
Steps To Make A Cable Car
Step 1: Take a cardboard and prepare four circles of diameter 4-5 cm and two circles of comparatively smaller diameter.
Step 2: Cover the boundary of the smaller circles.
Step 3: Prepare pulleys with the help of the circles, as shown below.
Step 4: Pierce a hole into the pulley.
Step 5: Prepare two cylinders with the help of the cardboard.
Step 6: Take a cardboard and make a base out of it and pierce a hole at its center.
Step 7: Take a DC motor and connect the wires to it.
Step 8: Add the tubes to their terminal.
Step 9: Add a stick and insert the screw into it.
Step 10: Insert the stick into the base you prepared.
Step 11: Make a cardboard boundary for the motor.
Step 12: Paste it under the base and make its boundary so that it looks like a box.
Step 13: Paste a pulley onto the cylinder of the base.
Step 14: Now, prepare two ‘L’ shaped pieces and stick them to each other. Later, stick it beside the cylinder.
Step 15: Now, prepare another base in a similar way as explained below. However, make it comparatively smaller and do not connect a motor to it. Look at the pictures for reference.
Step 16: Your prepared piece should look like the following picture.
Step 17: Take an elastic band and take it from one pulley to another end
Step 18: Prepare 3-4 open boxes with the help of the cardboard. And make its hanger with the help of the copper wire.
Step 19: Hang all the boxes on the cable.
Step 20: Attach the switch and battery to the motor. Now, your cable car is ready.
- Glue everything properly.
- Let everything dry before moving ahead.
- Make connections carefully.
- Cut Out the cardboard in a suggested manner.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.