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Tin Can Cable Car

SKU #: pg54431


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Tin Can Cable Car
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Build a working cable car out of a recycled soda can! Detailed step-by-step instructions allow you to easily construct the motor and perfectly align the pulleys. Finish off the last sip of that soda you've been drinking, wash it clean, decorate it with the stickers, and attach it to the clamps.

Now you're ready to roll!

Using the cable stops, attach one end of the string onto your wall up high and the other end across the room down low. Switch on the motor, sit back, and watch as it rolls its way along the string back and forth! When the car reaches the end of its string, the wall pushes its reversing shaft, switching the motor into reverse and sending it back down the string.

Build, learn about mechanics, and discover the power of recycling with the Tin Can Cable car.


  • Kit for building a cable car out of a recycled can
  • Encourages fine motor skills, logic, scientific learning
  • Teaches kids the power of recycling through cool mechanics
  • Detailed instructions make building easy
  • Fun stickers turn a tin can into realistic cable car
  • Moves back and forth - Wall pushes reversing shaft, switching motor into reverse
  • Features simple on/off switch
  • Detailed instructions included
  • String requires at least 6.5 feet between connection points
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries - Not included
  • Also required: Philips head screwdriver, tin can
  • Durable construction with strong materials


IncludedWheel support, reversing shaft, 2 cable stop halves sets, medium pulley wheel, large pulley wheel, motor housing, battery cover, large wheel lock, medium wheel spindle, motor pulley wheel, motor cover, motor, string, elastic bands, 2 side-wheel locks, 2 side-wheels, swivel joint lock, 4 terminal caps, 4 screws, can spindle, can sticker
Batteries2 AAA (not included)

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