Experiments in Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Saturday, December 1st
& Sunday, December 2nd
12 – 3pm
Instructor: Nick Rodrigues
Discover how gas and fluids can be used to create motion and perform tasks. Through improvised experimentation with everyday objects we will obtain a basic understanding of the principles of fluidics and more.
Day One: OVERVIEW with interactive demos
Introductory video compilation displaying different uses.
- Air compressor
- Valves: Solenoid valve, ball valve, etc.
- Actuators: Cylinders
Start to activate everyday objects using pressurized gas while explaining basic logic.
Day Two: PLAY with air then introduce liquids.
EXPERIMENT with activating objects using pressurized gas.
- Document experiments!
- Introduce liquids (possible beverages) and make a basic hydraulic circuit using two plastic syringes and 1/4 hose.
- Experiment with hydraulic circuit.