The StemWizz Hydraulic Loader
Build your own loader by constructing the loader frame using the wooden parts, pins and fasteners. Make sure its secure to the base. Next its time to construct and add the dipper arm, boom system and bucket. Finally its time to hook up your hydraulic hoses and run them back to their cylinders, in this case syringes.
Young people learn about hydraulic energy by developing a cylinder pressure system to control the movement of the hydraulic fluid (in this case water) by opening and closing the cylinders that control the boom and bucket of the loader, the fluid flows to and from the cylinders through the valves, and the hydraulic energy converts it back to mechanical energy. The valves aid to direct the flow of the fluid and the pressure can be added or increased depending on where you want your bucket.
The main parts in this STEM project combines a mixture of:
- Wooden Frame Parts
- Hydraulic Hoses
- Pin Bars
- Rubber Fasteners
Difficulty Level 8/10