Hello and Welcome to my blog for Innovation Day on Medieval castles and Pulley systems.
In the middle ages the lord and the king and all of their family lived in castles. Moats normally surrounded the castles and the castle most of the time inclosed a little town or a little village. They also had drawbridges so that enemies could not get in.
- Many kings lords and nobles lived in the castles
- There was no bathroom in the castles just a little room that stuck out of the castle wall
- A drawbridge is a bridge that moves up and down people in the middle ages
- They were used for safety and to keep bad people out of the castle
Lords and Serfs
Here is a picture from my research booklet of the differences between the lords and the serfs:
This is the feudal system. The Lords were at the top and were most powerful and the Serfs were at the bottom least powerful.
My hypothesis is that a string if i pull it will pull the drawbridge up and put the string on a pulley to move it down. I thought I would use two sticks and put the pulleys on the sticks and connect the string on the pulleys to pull it up and down. My research suggested I could use string and pull on the string to make it a moving drawbridge.
First, I glued three walls on a base of cardboard with hot glue
Next, I glue two pieces of cardboard and poked holes in it .
Then, I put string in the holes and attached it too the drawbridge and I added the pulley
Finally, I painted and added turrets and decorate.
Here is a picture of me during the build:
Here is a picture of me during the Scientist in the school workshop when we learnt about Gears and Pulleys:
Final Tour of my castle:
Self reflecting conclusion
I did not follow my original plan because it did not work so I went with a different plan see how I it changed above in the procedure.
If I made a castle again, I would make sure that it has different ways to move the drawbridge.
I would have changed nothing about my castle and I am proud of the finished product!