When we built our third warehouse, the need for hydraulic equipment was abundant. Pressurized liquids allowed those big machines to do most of the heavy lifting and moving. But there is no need to build a warehouse to teach your teens about hydraulics.
Fischertechnik Hydraulic provides as realistic a construction kit as you can imagine and offers hands-on learning about the transfer of force using liquids. Five different models illustrate the basics of hydraulics through play. The working cylinders extend by using pressurized water to move the digger arm or the shovel on the excavator. This Hydraulic kit offers extensive building opportunities and will encourage your teen to learn through play.
Fischertechnik Hydraulic comes with nearly 500 parts, including four hydraulic cylinders, crawler tracks, and a building manual. Includes the rare Fischertechnik action figure.
For years Fischertechnik manufactured world-renowned components intended for engineering companies who built prototypes of factory installations.
Those tabletop factory replicas realistically and cost-effectively allowed the engineers to plan, program, develop, and test industrial controls and debug their designs. They even train personnel who would operate the new equipment with these models. Because such tasks demanded precision, the Fischertechnik parts were fabricated with quality and realism.
One Christmas (in 1964), Fischertechnik pulled together an assortment of its components and presented child-friendly modeling kits to engineers and industrial clients. The gifts were so popular that in 1965, Fischertechnik introduced its first building set in Germany.
Over the years, institutions that promote pre-engineering courses for middle and high-school students have used Fischertechnik components in 1,300 schools across the states. Equally valuable in a homeschool curriculum, Fischertechnik allows children to learn technology using the most realistic parts currently available.
Highly regarded by engineers, the ready-to-assemble, compact training models mimic real-life applications and are suitable for education, training, and industry. Engineered to scientific precision and manufactured using high-strength nylon, plastic, and steel, the unique design of these components results in the most durable and reliable connections.
The versatile Fischertechnik basic building block is the basis for all Fischertechnik construction sets. This block's channel-and-groove design allows your engineer to add parts and build on all six sides.
All Fischertechnik construction kits are compatible. Comprehensive, easy-to-understand assembly instructions are included in every construction set.
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There are five models to build and loads of information to digest with Fischertechnik Hydraulic. We suggest completing one project every month. Be sure to reference the additional information on each model included in the Timberdoodle 8th Grade Handbook. Email us if you purchased Fischertechnik Hydraulic, did not get a Handbook, and would like access to the additional information.
”I can not say enough about how wonderful and engaging this product was for my kids. Product however may not be the right word, machine or multiple machines is better. With five builds from a simple hydraulics demo to a giant excavator the fun doesn't stop.”
”My 14 year old daughter worked on this model. I was surprised how determined she was to finish once she got started. She had never been interested in block type kits before, so it was a fun new project to see her work out.”