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LI: To design and build a drawbridge

Drawbridges were used in castles to help protect from attacks; they would normally be a bridge over the moat surrounding the castle. Look at these pictures of drawbridges and think about what they are made from and how they work.

Tower of London unveils working drawbridge

How to create a working drawbridge | Design and Technology - The Dengineers

The Dengineers team demonstrate how to create a working drawbridge on a castle-themed den.

Now you’ve watched these videos, explain how the moving mechanisms work. Design and construct a drawbridge with a working mechanism.

This website might be help when designing your drawbridge. Don't forget to decorate it!

Some materials you might want to use to build your drawbridge are:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Lolly sticks
  • Plastic straw
  • String
  • Tape
  • Paint