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Build Your Own Hydraulic Gearbot


These are tremendously popular with customers in the bookshop - we've added them online this Christmas so everyone has a chance to enjoy these stimulating kits. 

The Hydraulic Geabot is a brilliant engineering building kit with attitude, enjoyable for everyone over 8 years of age. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and Rube Goldberg (a knockout team!), this building kit will provide hours of building fun and then many more hours of hurling thrills and experimentation.

Sturdy and made to exacting standards, the Gearbot teaches kids about levers, linkages, gears, fluid dynamics and simple machines. Designed to be easy to assemble in about an hour or two, this kit has gears that mesh, linkages that reciprocate, and a rack and pinion gear. It throws clay with a cool lever that can be adjusted and there is a propellor that turns too!

Awarded “2016 Toy of the Year“ for building kits by Creative Child Magazine.


About the manufacturer:

Pathfinders designs and manufactures wooden science kits for educational and recreational use. They're based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They spend time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they're engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. And they definitely are! Pathfinders aims to provide such fun and interesting kits that they will be an attractive and desirable toy for anyone from a small child, to an executive planning a friendly take over.

Pathfinders are an environmentally friendly company and use recyclable materials, natural, untreated wood, and local resources and production as much as possible. All of their kits are tested to make sure they are 100% safe, so if the dog (or a child) eats the glue then s/he will not be exposed to any unsafe levels of chemicals of any kind. Pathfinders are members of One Percent for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to protect, and enhance the natural environment.