School is more than just reading books and doing homework, as we all know. We all know that there are practicals and experiments as well in the school’s curriculum. Especially when we talk about subjects like science, practicals and projects are highly common. One of the topics that are assigned to students is How to make a pulley door system for a science project.
It is quite common to face trouble while working on a science project. Are you not able to assist your child well in his or her science project? If your answer is yes, we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial for a pulley door system that is generally assigned to students as their science projects.
It can be quite helpful to make the pulley door system as it is a good way to learn more about how it functions. It enables you to understand the mechanism of the pulley door system in an interesting and fun way.
You are going to need the following materials to do this project:
- Hot glue gun
- Colorful Paper
- Thread or wool
- Nut bolts
- The thin steel rod or wire
Steps To Make A Pulley Door System For Science Project
Step 1: Take cardboard of 24×14 cm, 9×7 cm, and two cardboards of 11×11 cm.
Step 2: Draw a gate shape on both the cardboards of 11×11 cm and cut it out as shown in the picture.
Cut the shape
Step 3: Now paste colorful sheets on the cardboards to give them an attractive look.
Cover with sheets
Step 4: Make two holes on both sides of the gate and paste the gate and walls on the cardboard of 24×14 cm, as shown in the picture.
Step 5: Insert a straw in each hole.
Step 6: Make two holes on the upper sides of the gate figure and insert threads or wool through them. Make sure to tie the ends of the threads with a bolt.
Step 7: Insert the open ends of the threads through the holes and straws and paste the straws to the surface as shown in the picture.
Paste the straws
Step 8: Adjust the gate with tape.
Secure with tape
Step 9: Paste the small gate figures on the other side parallel to each other and make holes in the center of both of them.
Attach on the base
Step 10: Take a steel rod or wire, bend it, and insert through the holes as shown in the picture.
Insert steel wire through holes
Step 11: Add a circle in the front of the rod and one at the end to give it a better look, as shown.
Add circular shape at the front
Step 12: Tie the open end of the thread to the rod and add one triangle figure on each side at the back of the door, as shown in the figure.
Tie the threads
Step 13: Rotate the rod to see if it is working properly and you are done.
Pulley door system
While working on the pulley door system project, make sure to keep a few things in mind:
- Always the exact measurements for better results.
- Make sure that you handle the sharp instruments and tools carefully.
- Use tape and glue perfectly, so your project appears neat.
Now that you know how to make a pulley door system for a science project, you can work on your project without any problem. Go ahead, follow the instructions, and get good remarks.
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.