The StemWizz Hydraulic Shears
With drive and a bit of talent you can move mountains!
Build your very own mini replica Hydraulic Shears by engineering the body, bucket and boom of the shears using wooden and plastic parts. Next engineer a hydraulic system using syringes that act as cylinders or pistons, along with hoses which act as valves, add water to your system to create pressure from the cylinders through the hoses/valves
This project teaches young people how hydraulic systems function and perform tasks through using a fluid that is pressurised. Learn how hydraulic excavators and shears work by allowing the driver to use levers to control the movement of the hydraulic fluid to push and move the cylinders that control the boom and claw of the shears. The fluid flows to the cylinder through the valve, 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 relieved if needed.
The main parts in this STEM project combines a mixture of:
- Wooden Frame Parts
- Wooden Shears Parts
- Wooden Base Board
Difficulty Level 10/10