Hydraulic gearbots are not common, but making one yourself is an interesting project and provides hours of entertainment. 

The Hydraulic Gearbot is a creative mix of science, gears, art and throwing things. It combines Rube Goldberg's outrageous machine designs with Leonardo da Vinci's gear mechanisms.

As you build your gearbot, learn about levers, gears and simple machines. All it takes is a little push of a syringe to set the gears in motion. The kit also includes information about all the different gears used. 

The Hydraulic Gearbot is powerful enough to knock down small brick walls. The great thing is it's still safe enough to throw popcorn into your friends' mouths.

What's Included:

  • Instructions
  • Over 40 sturdy die-cut pieces
  • Mdf base plate
  • Dowels
  • Syringes
  • O-rings
  • Plastic tubing
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue

Your assembled gearbot will measure approx. 330 x 660mm.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

With the hours of fun that you're sure to have, it's no surprise the Hydraulic Gearbot is an award-winning toy.

Awarded with the prestigious prize in 2020 by the Purdue University Inspire Research Institute for being great at engaging kids, and for engineering thinking and design. 

Time to dive in and discover the power of hydraulics!

Hydraulic Gearbot Reviews


By: Joan on 24 December 2021
My nephew absolutely loved the construction and abs had so much fun catapulting anything he could find!

Great model

By: Steph on 31 August 2017
Great model, solid and good to build and awesome that it's based around the Leonardo da Vinci's amazing inventions

Excellence in coolness

By: Katherine B on 18 August 2017
Great product, easy site to navigate, love the video demos and easy to purchase (too easy at times!!)

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