Fluid power is the use of fluids under pressure to generate, control, and transmit power. Fluid power is subdivided into hydraulics using a liquid such as mineral oil or water, and pneumatics using a gas such as air or other gases.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 four students from Ashby School participated in the Fluid Power Challenge at Alexandria Technical College. These students placed 3rd out of 17 schools in the competition. Students were required to build a sttructure that would rotate, lift, grab, move, and drip at item. They were given 4 hours to complete this task and were scored on how high they could lift an object on a scale of 1-5.
Student participants: (pictured below with their structure) Eighth graders Vincent Finkelson, Noah Johnson, Haddey Zastrow, and Amelia Barry.