Put water to work with hydraulics! Engineer your own hydraulic lifting claw with tubes, syringes, and water before putting it through a series of fun challenges. Then, explore how hydraulic systems work and see how they can be incorporated into heavy machinery, art installations, and even animatronics!
Why it’s awesome
Water at work
Build hydraulic systems and experience hands-on engineering.
Experiment with building linkages to create a grabber claw.
Engineering design challenges
Grab, lift, and move to put your hydraulic claw to the test.
Gases and liquids
Engineering + design
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“This is hands down (or claws down?) one of my favorite projects because it allows for a ton of customization. Plus, the motion of the hydraulics is so mesmerizing to watch.”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Hydraulic systems included
Construction pieces included