fischertechnik (yes, with the lower case ‘f’) makes high quality school education physics & robotics construction kits that can both entertain and teach students. The kits use a construction toy style (like LEGO or K’NEX)to build the projects. They produce many different kits, and we will be adding them to our product line. But for this post we thought we would concentrate on one particular bit of engineering education: The fischertechnik Mechanic & Static Engineering kit
This kit has over 500 components for building 30 different models. Included with the kit is a 134 page, full-color construction booklet to help you build the models. Since this is an engineering kit you start with simple designs like Bars & turntables, but soon you will be constructing things like a planetary gear:
Of course, this being an engineering kit about statics and mechanics you have to have a bridge model:
Or other concepts in mechanics such as a balance scale:
But soon you’ll be producing such exciting models that are based on practical, real-life concepts such as this mechanical mixer – not unlike the model you would see in a kitchen:
There are plenty of other models and the kit has lessons on Dynamics, Electric moors, worm gears, crank gears, mandril screws, and much more!
The Mechanic & Static Engineering kit is powered by a 9V battery (not included) and includes the motor, switch & battery tray. This is an excellent kit for the classroom or for kids who love to build aged 9+!