STEM Learning Activity: Pitsco T-Bot II Hydraulic Arm Kit
The T-Bot® II is a great project for illustrating hydraulic power and mechanics. See how syringes, tubes, and water work together to power the parts of this robotic arm. Each control moves one of the T-Bot II’s axes. The four controls can be used one at a time or all at once by a team of students – they can try basic manoeuvres or moving objects as a team-building exercise! This is a perfect exercise for an iSTEM class learning not only about hydraulics but also teamwork.
The T-Bot II can be used for a range of ages and educational concepts – from showing third graders how to work together to helping college students explore load and effort forces.
This unit requires the school to purchase a Pitsco T-Bot II available in Australia from Kookaburra Educational Resources
Students Learn About
- fluid mechanics
Students Learn To
- carry out experiments to demonstrate basic STEM principles
- use models to demonstrate and describe Pascal’s Principle