Fluid Power
Fluid Power
Fluid Power
Fluid Power
Fluid Power
Fluid Power
Fluid Power

Fluid Power

$24.95

Projects included: 

  • Hydraulic Claw
  • 4-Way Hydraulic Arm

Ages: 8+

Project Line: Engineering, Physics

Early peoples learned how to use flowing water to do work. Water was used to power water mills and to provide irrigation for farming. Later, people were able to use liquids to do even more after scientists learned that all liquids follow certain rules. They learned that pressure in a liquid is transmitted equally in all directions. That is, when one pushes down on the liquid in a tube the liquid will push against whatever it comes up against, even if it is bigger than the original tube. Therefore, it is possible to use a small amount of force to create a larger force somewhere else.

In this box you will construct your own hydraulic machines, Hydraulic Claw and 4-Way Hydraulic Arm. Let’s learn how hydraulic systems work!