Fischertechnik Profi Hydraulic with Engineer
Our price: $144.95
This product is not for sale. This item is only available as part of a curriculum kit.
We have finally begun building our third warehouse, and the need for hydraulic equipment is abundant. The use of pressurized liquids allows these 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. Operated with water, working cylinders extend, moving the digger arm or the shovel on the excavator. This Hydraulic kit offers extensive building and playing fun, 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; debug designs; and even train personnel who would operate the new equipment. Because such tasks demanded precision, the Fischertechnik parts were fabricated with quality and realism in mind. Then at Christmas in 1964, using an assortment of the same components, Fischertechnik 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. And all Fischertechnik construction kits are compatible. Comprehensive, easy-to-understand assembly instructions are included in every construction set. Fischertechnik kits teach basic technical knowledge and promote spatial thinking abilities, logical thinking skills, imagination, and creativity.
Parts List PDF
Manufacturer's Recommended Age Range: 9+
Made In: Germany
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Snips and Snails
”It's a really great tool to use for your STEM teachings for your children...”Watch the Video
review by Just a Mom Trying to Make It Happen
”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.”Read the Review
review by 200 Fingers & Toes
”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.”Read the Review
review by Blushing Bibliophile
”The Fischertechnik Profi Hydraulic is a construction kit that offers hands-on learning about the function and flow behavior of liquids.”Read the Review
review by Quad Squad
”This kit by Fischertechnik is astonishingly accurate and easy to understand. Any budding builder or engineer will be happy to build, play, and learn using the instructions provided.”Read the Review
My eight grader loves these kits. He only wishes the parts were organized a bit better.
These sets are really high quality and very durable. They’re great stem tots for middle and high schoolers. My son likes to build but still has difficulty following the directions. This is an important life skill!
I was worried that my son would tire of this model after it was built, because building is at the minimum half the fun!
However, I see him pulling it out and getting creative with it on a regular basis. He's happy with it!