Profi STEM - for Homeschool and Hobbyists
The fischertechnik Profi sets offer an engaging, hands-on method for students to explore and understand the fundamental concepts behind how technology works. With these sets, important subject areas such as mechanics, optics, pneumatics, hydraulic systems, electronics, and renewable energies can be addressed in the classroom or home school environment. Each set comes with detailed, full color step-by-step instructions, as well as access to donwloadable teaching materials.
fischertechnik Mechanic and Static 2 is the definitive technical construction set for future engineers and technicians. This comprehensive set explores how a shaft drive and/or manual transmission work; demonstrates the function of a planetary gear; and allows you to design a stable bridge. fischertechnik encourages young builders to learn a range of basic mechanical concepts, while assembling over 30 versatile models.
LIMITED TIME SALE - fischertechnik Pneumatic Power takes a learning-by-playing approach to the principles of pneumatics. This set includes realistic models to show how pneumatic valves and cylinders work. With 200 sturdy fischertechnik parts, young learners can construct an excavator and four other models - an included activity information and instruction manual shows them how! This set is a great way to inspire learning through play.
The E-Tronic set allows you to discover the world of electronics through play! Kids can build simple circuits, series and parallel circuits, electronic switches with transistors, capacitors, resistors and LEDs. This building set teaches basic principles of electronics through a step-by-step process. The electronics module, a controller with 16 set programs, has two motor outputs, three analogue inputs for sensors and a potentiometer for controlling the speed of a motor. This building set can be used to construct a variety of exciting models, from simple components to complex ones like alternating flashing lights. You can build a garage door, for example, or a marble run with exciting electronic components. The eLearning portal includes exciting accompanying pedagogical materials on electronics.
Even as early as the third century, people understood how practical and exciting pneumatics is! This building set teaches the fundamentals of pneumatics in a fun way, showing how components like compressors, pneumatic valves and cylinders, and an exhaust throttle valve work using realistic models, and demonstrating why this technology has been around for such a long time. It allows young inventors to enjoy exciting adventures at home with their tractor with tree grabber, front loader or double swather.
Our Solar Power set demonstrates a key future energy source in a fun way. Electricity is generated using a solar module, helping to power the helicopter, aeroplane, windmill and carousel. Whether on land or in the air - this building set is the perfect choice to discover solar power in a fun way. Additional teaching materials on solar power are available online, to help students better understand the background of the technology.
Climate and environmental protection are key values in today's world – that’s why we are working to teach kids about this important issue through play. To learn about generating, storing and using electricity from natural sources, children can build exciting models that move using wind, water, or solar power and teach them about applied technology in a fun way. This helps stimulate their interest in these types of energy, which will become even more important in the future. The H2 Fuel Cell Car (Art. no. 559880) is a great addition. This expansion set can be used to build additional models that run on a fuel cell.
How does a fuel cell work, and how can you use it to produce hydrogen? And how can hydrogen be used to drive a vehicle? The fischertechnik H2 Fuel Cell Car building set brings this future technology into your home, answering these and other important questions! Young inventors can produce hydrogen, then use it to power a vehicle and discover the world. They can also build other interesting models in conjunction with the “Green Energy” building set.
Explore and understand the fundamentals of hydraulics through play. The fischertechnik hydraulic system is operated with water, demonstrating how force can be transmitted via liquid media. Here’s how the system works: A manually operated control cylinder presses the water into the working cylinder through hoses. The working cylinder extends, moving the digger arm or the shovel on the powerful crawler excavator. This allows builders to control three different excavator movements hydraulically. Five different models can be built with the PROFI Hydraulic construction kit, meaning this new kit offers extensive building and playing fun. Combined with additional instructional materials--available for free download on the fischertechnik eLearning Portal--this construction kit truly enables students to “learn about technology through play”.
Contains 475 parts for building 5 different models
Age 9 and up
The fischertechnik Hanging Action Tower sets a benchmark as the very first hanging marble run set in the world! Due to the clever method of attachment—courtesy of a vacuum pad—this flexible marble run can easily be affixed to any horizontal edge, such as a shelf or a cupboard. The lift in this 96cm long marble run is performed with the aid of an innovative belt system, called the fischertechnik Easy Elevator! Simple and quick to construct, this model is elegant, efficient, and perfectly suited to large altitude differences.