Elevator kit

by brae  

I bought a STEM elevator kit from amazon expecting it to be low quality (I paid less than $6 for it). It is cheap, but it was a good learning device for gears and motors.

There are no English instructions, and the photos are very small. You can get a decent idea of it from the amazon photos at least.

The controller is garbage. I suspect damaged in transit, but the return/replace window has passed. It's a great concept; it just doesn't work as it should.

The up button works consistently, and the down works intermittently, hence the one-way elevator. :D

Ah, well. It was worth the money just for the motor and lesson. I won't be using it for the garage door because it's too fast, but it will go in my stash for someday. Now to shop for a more suitable motor.

2 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Love the experiments! I’m looking forward to seeing your final solution.
05/13/20 @ 15:31
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Every time you use a motor to make something work (windmill, clock) I'm always amazed at the amount of thought and work you put into your builds. I can't wait to see your working garage door. I know you'll figure out a way.
05/14/20 @ 07:42


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