Spring is here, and besides being what we hope is the tail end of all of these ‘polar vortex’ events so many of us have had to endure this past winter, it’s also the time when we get to announce the new product releases for fischertechnik 2014.
New fischertechnik 2014
Tractor SET IR Control (#524325): Consisting of 540 components, this set will allow you to build a tractor with 7 working attachments. What makes it really special though is that this set also comes with a proportional 4-channel infrared remote control, servo-steering, and a powerful gear motor, The rotary mower, double rotary windrower and hay turner attachments are driven by a rotating power take-off. A harrow, two-way plow, cable winch and pusher plate offer further features for more fun. You also have the ability to add two additional motors (not included) for even more options. Required 9 V battery (not included) AVAILABLE NOW!
Robotics LT Beginner Set (#524370): This is an improved and revised version of the previous ROBO LT Beginner Lab set. This new version contains 200 components for building 12 different models.. Besides adding 4 new models to the mix, this set also improves on the previous version by now being USB powered! This means you can now control and power the models with a simple USB connection to your PC, and no additional power source is required. This great new set will be available later this spring.
Profi Electronics (#524326): An updated and revised version of the current E-Tech set. The new Electronics set is designed to provide a step-by-step primer on the basic principles of electronics. By using this set, students can learn about simple circuits, series and parallel connections, electronic, circuits with transistors, capacitors, resistors and LED‘s. The set includes a pre-programmed electronic-control module, outfitted with 8 fixed programs. This module also has 2 motor outputs, 3 analog inputs for sensors, and potentiometers for controlling the speed of the motor. Many fascinating and functional models can be built with this construction set, from a simple flash light to ship see-saw, alternating flasher and controllable ventilating fan. Contains 260 parts in all for constructing 12 models. ( V battery required (not included). AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER.
Dynamic XL (#524327): This set is a larger scale companion to the existing Dynamic-Fun with Physics set that has proven to be so popular with students, teachers and general fischertechnik fans alike. Boasting 1000 parts for building 8 different coaster style models, this set promises more action, faster speeds and even larger models than can be built with the Dynamic. Featuring all new special parts such as 90° curves, cross-overs and jumps with catch funnel, the balls race through tight curves and chutes and shoot through different tracks. With the new mega model, the balls are transported back up to the top by a motor-driven conveying wheel. Then they are taken even higher by the innovative stage conveyor, which transports the balls one by one all the way to the top in a zig-zag pattern. Once there, the balls shoot along their own path downward through the loop, quarter-pipe and jumping loop. Other ingenious models such as a launching pad, stair step conveyor and chain lift help to spark interest in exploring the subject of conveying technology. An ideal addition to either the Rolling Action or Dynamic construction sets. AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER.
In our next fischertechnik blog, we’ll take a look at the big new developments in the Robotics and Programming line. So until then, happy building!