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Girder and Panel Hydrodynamic Deluxe Set


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  • Includes an electric pump, siphon tank, large square tank, small and large round and cone bottom tanks, float valve and tilt scale
  • Also includes ball flow meter, water wheel, spray head, and assorted valves, pipe holders and pipe
  • The user learns the basic principles of fluid dynamics while constructing and playing with this toy
  • Build a model of a manufacturing plant with working tanks, pipes, valves and pump with this unique construction toy
  • With this set you can build a model of an ice cream factory, a water treatment plant, a distillation plant and many other structures
  • Appropriate for advanced builders, this set is great for doing middle and high school level science fair projects
  • Instruction book provides instructions and several examples of different structures you can build with the set
  • Set contains approximately 300 pieces
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 18 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA and Imported
  • ASIN: B000PVVQMU
  • Item model number: 3030HYDRO306
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 - 14 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,397 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

This set comes with a large tray and footing in which you build the structure. The tray measures approximately 10 inches by 16 inches by 3 inches deep. The tray and the footing are both white. The footing has a grid of 12 holes for columns (4 x 3 configuration). Build the structure using the footing in the tray for the base, place the submersible pump in the tray, add water until you completely cover the inlet on the pump, and then enjoy reconfiguring the pipes, opening and closing valves and watching the action! When you take the set down, all the parts pack into the tray, the plastic lid snaps on and it can be safely stored away for future use.

Product Description

Looking for a science project that allows your child to be creative, build, and learn some science as well? The Girder and Panel 300 Piece Hydrodynamic Deluxe Set will not leave you disappointed. Add water and your imagination for hours of creative fun and science exploration. Children will engineer structures, learn how a siphon works, and discover basic principles of fluid dynamics. They can use their imagination to build scale models of ice cream factories, oil refineries, water treatment plants, distillation plants, and other industrial structures. Kids enjoy testing their ability to balance the water flow through the tanks by opening and closing valves. This set comes with a large tray and footing in which you build the structure. The tray measures approximately 10 inches by 16 inches by 3 inches deep. The tray and the footing are both white. The footing has a grid of 12 holes for columns (4 x 3 configuration). Build the structure using the footing in the tray for the base, place the submersible pump in the tray, add water until you completely cover the inlet on the pump, and then enjoy reconfiguring the pipes, opening and closing valves and watching the action! When you take the set down, all the parts pack into the tray, the plastic lid snaps on and it can be safely stored away for future use. This Deluxe Set includes: electric pump (12V AC), siphon tank, large square tank, small and large round and cone bottom tanks, float valve, tilt scale, ball float meter, water wheel, assorted valves, pipe holders, pipe. 1/87 scale of a real manufacturing plant (HO scale). Includes full-color instruction book. Recommended for ages 10 years and older. Made in USA with some parts made in China.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Hours of creative, educational fun.
ImissBoston
More challenging than Lego because no step by step instructions, just enough to make him think and figure it out on his own.
U in SC
The plastic seems less brittle than I remember, so there is less danger of the little pins breaking off.
Geeky guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R. White on April 15, 2008
My 10 yr old son loves his Hydrodynamic set. He has to do a bit of planning as he builds his own creations. Once built, adjustment to the water flow rate and direction are usually needed. It helps him understand that everything is affected by something else in the system. We have the deluxe set and use most everything in the set when building. I went to the pet store to buy more tubing and items not supplied but helpful such as "T's" and a manifold usually used to supply air to different locations in a fish tank. I am wondering if the designers of this toy actually used the set. The large tanks require a fair amount of force to assemble as the green rings can be very difficult to press onto the tanks. In addition, being a teacher/engineer, the set could be made educational by explaining concepts of gravity, force, pressure, vacuum and flow. Overall, if your child likes building and water this is a fun one. I was thinking of adding one over my aquarium for fun. Enjoy!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Strong on January 7, 2009
Okay, so I was looking for an educational toy. Since my son is knob turner and button pusher who loves to make messes, I figured this was just the ticket. I was right. Once the "contraptions" AKA factories are built, the water flowing and widget spinning, dripping "mess" is not only fun to watch, but allows for troublshooting of water flow issues through opening and closing valves to change the flow dynamics. A lot of fun. The only downside is that the manual shows very few canned ideas on what to build, and the pictures are a little hard for the kids to follow. If you just "freestyle" the building, it is much more fun. Be sure to have a couple of towels handy as when things go wrong at the plant, it can get wet! Definitely recommend for the kids that love to tinker. And its not another VIDEO game.......
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Towne on November 26, 2009
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My 10 year old son recieved this deluxe kit at the beginning of the summer. He loves to build-legos, knex, marble run etc. He spent hours and hours for weeks playing with this kit. We put it on a short patio table in the bath tub in the spare bathroom. It stayed in there all summer with very little mess. At first adding food coloring was fun, but it got messy so I put a stop to it. He still played with it anyways, rebuilding and watching the water flow.

Yes, some of the tanks are hard to put together at first. After a month, it all wears in and it is easier to change the tank designs without parental help. One hint about putting the brand new, tight fitting tanks together is to attach the flatter pieces first, save the pointy ends for last. I had good luck using shag rug on the floor to support the pieces when I applied lots of pressure. I think we ran one piece under hot water to expand it and then tried to snap them together.

At the end of the summer we put it away, and a few weeks later he dragged it out again for another two week run. A great toy that stores easily when not in use. (Just make sure that everything is dry before you lock it air tight in the storage container.) This deluxe set is better than the picture that Amazon shows. "Google" it to see the difference between the deluxe and the standard model. Amazon has a great price on it too. I wish they made more toys like this. I would buy them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By roof walker on January 15, 2009
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I had one of these sets when I was a kid so I got it for my son. We set up one of the factories and he played with it for hours. Spraying water, mixing in colors and soap, and just experimenting with the flow of water really held his interest. He now experiments by creating his own designs and flow patterns. This is now one of his favorite toys.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Walter on July 18, 2009
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This was a Christmas gift for my son. He really enjoys building different configurations and playing/controlling the water in the resulting structure. He may be too young (3rd grade) to understand about the manufacturing processes the hydrodynamic set can illustrate; but he loves to build things and take them apart and build something new - so the fact what he creates has no "real world" equivalent doesn't really matter. He got the second set with the eletric pump as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Groh TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 14, 2010
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This was purchased for my 10-year old son who loves construction toys of all types.

It was a little intimidating to start but once we did, it was great and went together fairly easily.

It does not come with the kind of instructions that many are used to: clear color diagrams with lots of detail. Instead, it comes with basic assembly instructions on various parts including explanations of what each part is and how it works. Then it is up to the builder to decide how to put it together. There are some completed diagrams of various configurations but it is up to you to decide how to get to the finished piece.

It worked the first time with a little bit of adjustments. It was great being able to control the flow by using valves and other parts and the pump (included) allows for continuous flow of water.

It is not the sturdiest piece of construction but is sturdy enough to work. Then you can take it apart, dry it out and build another kind of "factory".

I've included some photos of our first accomplishment.

A recommended toy for those that aren't looking for the easy way out in building something.
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