My rollercoaster I built with my friends
We were bet that we couldn' t build a roller coaster in my
friends backyard for under .
We started at ppm and worked till the neighbors got mad
about the noise (1 ppm)
We were only able to finish two sections that night
We built the seat first so we would know what dimensions
to build the track
We bolted 4 wheels onto the bottom and 4 onto the sides.
Then screwed a stadium seat onto the top with 2x4' s to
We woke up at aam the next morning and got back
We had to let the boards soak in water all night so that we
could bend them to shape in the morning
It was three of us for a total of 27 man hours. This is a
view looking down it for the first time
We tested it once with a 15 lb cinder block. Somehow we
figured that was a good test before we threw our 160%
bodies onto it.
We later cutoff all the excess wood later that night and
lined it with Christmas lights. We were giving
neighborhood kids rides all night. Total cost? . 27 at
home depot for the wood and wheels.