As a Student Essay

617 WordsFeb 13, 20123 Pages
It was in my engineering class last semester, where I had to turn in a final project. I was told to create and build an elevator. At first, I thought it was ridiculous. Making an elevator by myself? Well, it seemed impossible to me. I had never taken any electricity or technology class and I didn’t even know how an elevator worked. However, after a long period of time researching and asking questions to electrical engineers, I was able to present an excellent project at the end of the semester with a small budged. Creating your own homemade elevator requires buying the right materials, building a solid and strong structure and assembling all the elements in the right way. The first step is to get all of the materials needed for the project. Some places where I suggest you to purchase these materials are in RadioShack, Wal-Mart, home depot, Michael’s or eBay. You can easily find the wood for the exterior structure, the paint, the super glue, the nylon, the pulley and the cutting tools at Michael’s or Wal-Mart. In RadioShack, it is fast and easy to get the toy’s motor, the gears, the metal sticks for the axes, the wire, the battery’s holder, the batteries and the three position switches. The total of your purchases won’t exceed $80 dollars. If you have paint, wood, glue or batteries at home, the cost will be much cheaper. Now, you are ready to build the wooden structure of the elevator. The measures may vary depending on the height that you want to give to the elevator. Cut the wood into 4 equal parts (for the 4 columns supporting the structure) and into 2 equal pieces (for the base and the roof). Then, Paste the columns with the base and the roof, one column in each corner. After that, you elaborate a box smaller than the base and the roof to simulate the cabin. Make a hole in the center of the roof to introduce the nylon which is going to sustain the cabin. To

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