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Pitsco Laser-Cut Basswood T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm (Individual Pack)

4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Pitsco
EAN 0818975010838
Item Weight 1.25 pounds
Number of Items 1
Part Number 34110
Size For 1 Student
UNSPSC Code 60101733
UPC 818975010838


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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Features

  • 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
  • Includes basswood parts required to build the robot and syringes and tubing for implementing four hydraulic controls
  • Illustrates how axes and levers work for students studying simple machines
  • Demonstrates hydraulic power and simple robotics for students studying mechanical concepts
  • Reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students build and test a hydraulic robot

Product Description

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)
  • Instructions


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.5 x 3.7 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0085YYCPW
  • Item model number: BG34110
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,013 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Frank J. Ross on February 20, 2014
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Let's face it, every kid loves construction machinery, garbage trucks, fork lifts etc.
Explaining how hydraulics work can be daunting.
This really does a great job.
The only downside is:
-assembly will take time
- yes, you will have buy food coloring, Elmer's glue and a frickn hot-cold glue gun (essential) that you may only use once
But for the curious it is very very very cool once it's assembled

Buyer's tip:
Find a flat plate (of what ever material that works and is heavy enough) to attach to the final assembly (Velcro is included in the kit)
The hydraulic arm has to be anchored to something or weighted down with something, otherwise it won't stay upright.
We initially used one or 2 ceramic coasters that were lying around the house to initially weigh the base down.
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I bought this for my 14 year old daughter who is very crafty and likes doing projects. It took her a while to assemble but the end result was so cool!! The arm really does move and she can pick up things. It's not motorized in anyway. She amazed herself and her friends. Now everyone wants one!
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This was a very cool project to build. Although the parts arrived disconnect from board from which it was cut, it was fairly easy to assemble. I set some parts using a glue gun which made for a more solid setup.
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Pretty good basic product. Kids loved it and understood the concept.
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Bought as a gift for son (13) who was able to assemble by himself and 'play' with it. Instructions said use 'cold melt glue', but low heat glue gun worked. Probably took 3 hours total to assemble (with glue dry time). Fun project!
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Putting these together is not easy. They're not toys, but they are a great way to teach kids about a full spectrum of physics and mechanics. Which is what they're meant to do.
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My 12 year old had a great time putting this together. It inspired him to take 1st place in his own design made of Popsicle sticks in his Engineering/Science fair project.
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