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Using a MakerBot spool and 3d printed parts, I made a ferris wheel for frogs.

The 3d printed part files are here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:49477

This ride is part of Froggy World, the amusement park for adventurous plastic frogs.

Step 1:

Start with a MakerBot filament spool.  Remove the label.
<p>This is awesome, my daughter has to make a ferris wheel for school do you have any ideas how she can make something similar to your model using recyclable items.</p><p>They are not allowed to use printed items</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>I would skip the motor and make most of the pieces using cardboard. Cardboard tubes from aluminum foil rolls are decent cylinders. A hole in cardboard works as a sleeve bearing. Sandwich three or four pieces of cardboard together when you need more strength. </p><p>Look here for a cardboard vehicle I made for instructables:</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Powered-Cardboard-Car/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Powere...</a></p><p>I wrote a book showing how to build things from cardboard:</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Rubber-Band-Easy-Build/dp/1556527365">http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Rubber-Band-Easy-Bui...</a></p><p>A good book to use for making things out of available materials, &quot;Tinkering,&quot; was written by Curt Gabrielsson:</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Tinkering-Kids-Learn-Making-Stuff/dp/1449361013/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454511424&sr=1-3&keywords=tinkering">http://www.amazon.com/Tinkering-Kids-Learn-Making-...</a></p><p>It would be nice if you take a few photos and post your daughter's project when she's completed it.</p>
<p>I will post her project when she's completed it. Now I have the problem of making the model work Mechanically, this is a pain</p>
<p>I just posted a basic cardboard ferris wheel that you might use as a starting point for the school project:</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Ferris-Wheel/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Ferris-W...</a></p>

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