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 with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.