Motivated enough? Let's begin with building of our crane!
|Cardboard Tubes||4||3” - 5”||Toilet paper rolls|
|Cotton thread||1 spool||-||-|
|Sample weights||magnets/marbles/keychains/keys||-||Anything lying around at home can be used|
|Paper Clips||4||50mm - 80mm||-|
Step 1: Let's take two cardboard tubes and join them together using the duct tape.
Step 2: Take a cardboard tube and draw two U-shapes. The other U is right at the back of the first one.
Step 3: Cut these U shapes out. Repeat the same process for the other cardboard tube as well.
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Step 4: Let's put the two pillars we made around a cup to see how does it look.
Adjust the pillars so that all the slots are properly aligned with each other and place a pencil at the top.
Step 5: Take the thread pool and cut out a piece of 12" in length.
Step 6: Now, attach one end of the string to the center of the pencil.
Step 7: Let's take two paper clips and turn them into the following shapes
- Create a hook, like an 'S' shape.
- Unbend the second one to form a straight wire.
Step 8: Attach the 'S' shape hook to the thread with a pencil. And pass the straight wire through the cup.
- Put the bucket between the two pillars.
- Put the pencil at the top.
- Connect the hook to the bucket.
THAT'S IT! NOW PUT IN SOME WEIGHT, ROLL THE PENCIL AT THE TOP AND SEE THE WEIGHT BEING LIFTED!
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