The Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build a hydraulic robot that demonstrates the scientific concepts of axes and levers, force, and Newton's laws of motion, and it includes basswood parts required to build the robot and syringes and tubing for implementing four hydraulic controls. It includes laser-cut basswood parts, syringes, wood dowels, screws, O-rings, nylon spacers, a plastic straw, clear plastic tubing, hook-and-loop fastener, a rubber band, a resealable plastic bag, and instructions. The T-Bot II illustrates how axes and levers work for students studying simple machines, and it demonstrates hydraulic power and simple robotics for students studying mechanical concepts. The kit reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students build and test a hydraulic robot. The finished T-Bot II measures 12 inches at its tallest point. A hydraulic robot is typically used in an educational setting to demonstrate mechanics, robotics, and physics.
Construction requires a screwdriver, scissors, glue gun and glue slugs, and white glue (all sold separately). The T-Bot II can be mounted on the 34106 T-Bot II Base (sold separately).
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.
What’s in the Box?
- Laser-cut basswood sheets (3 per robot)
- 6ml syringes (8 per robot)
- 1-1/8-inch dowel (1 per robot)
- 1-1/2-inch dowel (1 per robot)
- 1-3/4-inch dowels (4 per robot)
- 2-inch dowels (3 per robot)
- 2-1/2-inch dowel (1 per robot)
- 3/8-inch screws (8 per robot)
- 1/2-inch screws (2 per robot)
- O-rings (2 per robot)
- Nylon spacers (2 per robot)
- Plastic straw (1 per robot)
- 8 feet of clear tubing (1 per robot)
- Strip of hook-and-loop fastener (1 per robot)
- Rubber band (1 per robot)
- Resealable plastic bag (1 per robot)