Experiments in Hydraulics and Pneumatics
with Nick Rodrigues
Date & Time
December 1, 2012, 12pm–3pm
December 2, 2012, 12pm–3pm
Machine Project
$100 for members
$120 for non-members

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.

Class 1
Saturday, December 1, 12pm–3pm
Day One: OVERVIEW with interactive demos
with Nick Rodrigues

Introductory video compilation displaying different uses.
Interactive demos:

  • Air compressor
  • Valves: Solenoid valve, ball valve, etc.
  • Actuators: Cylinders

Start to activate everyday objects using pressurized gas while explaining basic logic.

Class 2
Sunday, December 2, 12pm–3pm
Day Two: PLAY with air then introduce liquids.
with Nick Rodrigues

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.