Hydraulic Gearbot Description

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!

Shipping & Delivery

Pop your order in before 12 Noon Mon - Fri and if everything is in stock we’ll dispatch it that day guaranteed for you. This excludes public holidays of course.

You have two options to get your entire order shipped, standard delivery for $10 or our express service for $15 (excludes bulky items as labelled)

All your selections are sent with full tracking so you keep an watch on them as they progress to your delivery address. You can easily check the progress of your entire order by clicking on the tracking link in your dispatch email.

Hydraulic Gearbot Reviews

He thoroughly enjoyed creating the first model.

By: Caroline - QLD on 11 August 2023
I bought this for my grandson Matthew for his birthday. At his school, Matthew had been given one of these hydraulic models to construct st home. He is showing real potential in design and technology. They were doing a unit on hydraulics. I thought for his birthday to get him another model to further extend him. He thoroughly enjoyed creating the first model. He was so very proud of it. It was at his level yet provided challenge snd extension. I do hope he enjoys this model just as much. I also ordered the da Vinci helicopter for his Christmas present. I would like to find a book about da Vinci’s inventions to accompany it. Can you suggest any suitable. Matthew is 13 and in year 6.


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


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

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