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Pneumatic Machine

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Use the power of air pressure to lift and lower a load!


This project is easy to build with just a few materials and no hot glue, and the pneumatic-powered action is incredibly gratifying.

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Tools and Materials

The Engineering Creation Kit has everything you need for this project and many more from STEM Inventions, or get the supplies in bulk:

Tips and Troubleshooting

If the machine isn't raising very high, then...

  • There may not be enough air in the syringes. Add water until there's a total of 10ml between both syringes (not including air in the tubing).

  • The syringe may be taped too high up on the upright structure. Make sure the syringe is empty and the moving piece is pointing down before taping

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