The Pitsco 37471 Laser-Cut Basswood T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm with Challenge Set includes the 34110 T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm and 37047 T-Bot II Challenge Set and provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build and test a hydraulic robot that demonstrates the scientific concepts of axes and levers, force, and Newton's laws of motion. The kit includes basswood parts and glue required to build a robot, and also comes with 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.
The T-Bot II Challenge Set includes laser-cut basswood parts to make two activity tables, a base, and a frame for the T-Bot II's hydraulics to test the robot with object-stacking tasks. It includes laser-cut basswood parts, Ping-Pong balls, aluminum legs, hook-and-loop fastener, dowels, screws, vinyl caps, a rubber band, and the T-Bot II Challenge Board Activity Guide. 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).
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? 34110 Laser-Cut Basswood T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm: laser-cut basswood sheets (3 per robot); 6ml syringes (8); 1-1/8-inch dowel; 1-1/2-inch dowel; 1-3/4-inch dowels (4); 2-inch dowels (3); 2-1/2-inch dowel; 3/8-inch screws (8); 1/2-inch screws (2); O-rings (2); nylon spacers (2); plastic straws; 8 feet of clear tubing; strip of hook-and-loop fastener; rubber band; resealable plastic bag; Instructions37047 T-Bot II Challenge Set: laser-cut basswood parts; Ping-Pong balls (4); 28-inch length of rubber band; aluminum legs for the boards (7); hook-and-loop fastener; 3/16 x 3-7/8-inch dowels (3); #6-32 x 1/2-inch screws (7); 4 x 1/2-inch screws (5); vinyl caps (2)T-Bot II Challenge Board Activity Guide