The first project I did during my study mechatronics was project drawbridge. I worked as part of a project group consisting of six persons. The goal of the project was to design a lifting and operating mechanism for an existing drawbridge. We were given a model of the drawbridge and had to design and produce the scaled components necessary to operate it. Our design used a rack and pinion to lift the bridge. As safety-features we had included a windmeter that prevented opening if windspeeds were to high, a beeper to warn bystanders that the bridge was opening and IR-sensors to detect boats passing through. During the project my main tasks were designing parts and building electronics.