Make a Hydraulic Machine

Make a machine that uses a fluid to move and can lift at least 10 pennies.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • plastic bottle
  • water
  • syringes
    • one large (60mL)
    • two small (10mL)
  • popsicle sticks
  • pennies or marbles
  • hot glue
  • cup

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require moderate motor skills, understanding of some abstract concepts, or uncommon materials to build.