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 maneuvers or moving objects as a team-building exercise!
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.
Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The T-Bot II Teacher's Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.