Pull Yourself Up Pulleys Exhibition by Hands On!

Pull Yourself Up

Pulleys give kids the advantage when they pull themselves up in this energetic contest.

Visitors hoist their own bodies with the help of pulley systems that increase their mechanical advantage. Configurations of two pulleys, three pulleys and four pulleys provide different amounts of mechanical advantage, varying the challenge at each of the three stations. By trying each, visitors can compare their efforts and make real-world connections between machines and labor. Each pulley chair includes a seat belt and hydraulic damper that lowers the visitor safely.


Interested in purchasing individual exhibits for your project? Please contact Charlie Shaw at
CW Shaw, Inc. at: (727) 528-0333 or cshaw@cwshaw.org