Air-walker
STEM Experiment Kit

$39.99
In stock
SKU
TKM620390
  • Build a gravity defying robot!
  • Learn about the physics of air pressure and suction and how it's used to help your model walk vertically up perfectly smooth surfaces!
  • Build 5 different models for a hands-on experience that brings physics and engineering to life.
  • Includes a 24-page, full-color manual with step-by-step instructions and a fun comic about NEXO the air-walker!
A robot that defies gravity?! that's what you get with air-walker, a four-legged Bot that uses an ingenious system of suction cups and pumps to crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows. A follow-up to the award-winning geckobot STEM experiment kit, air-walker uses technology similar to that found in its reptilian predecessor, but with easier assembly. Your air-walker can crawl in a straight line, to the left, or to the right, while a special mechanism makes the robot's head move back and forth as its body moves forward. You can also build four other models with the same components and learn how suction and mechanical devices can be used in different real-world applications. A vacuum-suction machine sticks to and lifts flat panels, while a robot with just two suction cups rotates around a central pivot point. This hands-on construction kit brings engineering and physics to life as it demonstrates the power of air pressure at work.

air-walker, geckobot, physics, suction, air pressure, science, experiment, vertical crawling robot

walks up walls, smooth surfaces, science kit, STEM, model building, physics, geckobot

A Robot That Defies Gravity?!

That’s what you get with Air-Walker, a four-legged bot that uses an ingenious system of suction cups and pumps to crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows. A follow-up to the award-winning Geckobot STEM experiment kit, Air-Walker uses technology similar to that found in its reptilian predecessor, but with easier assembly. You can also build four other models with the same components and learn how suction and mechanical devices can be used in different real-world applications.

air-walker, vertical, climbing, robot, air pressure, suction cups, physics

How Does It Work?

The Air-Walker's 'feet' are suction cups, connected to the motor box. When you turn the motor on, air is sucked from between the climbing surface and the suction cups, resulting in negative pressure there. This means that the air pressure that exists there is lower than the environmental air pressure all around it. This negative pressure ensures the Air-Walker stays stuck to a smooth surface, because basically the entire pressure of the atmosphere above the suction cups is pushing them toward the surface, while there is virtually no pressure pushing them away. Want to make your robot change direction? Just turn the dial on Air-Walker's back!

vacuum, suction, model, build, air pressure, physics

The Models

In addition to the Air-Walker model, kids can build four other models with the same components: a vacuum-suction machine sticks to and lifts flat panels; the Crawler pulls itself along on its two front feet, looking as if it's moving along on its belly; the Simple Walker scoots forward with two suction cups; and the Sideways Walker walks to the side in a circle, rotating around a central pivot point.

manual, instruction book, step-by-step, how to, building parts, educational value, explain

The Manual

The full-color, 24-page illustrated manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions for building the 5 models included in the kit as well as troubleshooting tips and explanations to get your models working and moving smoothly. But the manual isn't just a set of assembly steps--it also includes a wealth of interesting and important scientific information. In the 'Check It Out' sections of the manual, kids can learn about the field of robotics and how this area of science is transforming our everyday lives.

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Air-walker <br/> STEM Experiment Kit
Franchise Info | Learn More >
Copyright © 2013-present Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.