Assembling and operating this Hydraulic Arm will teach basic mechanics and hydraulics; this entirely custom designed kit was created with free design tools, and cut our X Carve in the Maker Vault! You’ll hand-build this project, made of wood, syringe cylinders, and dowel rods, using zip-ties and simple fasteners, and leave with a fully functional remotely controlled hydraulic arm. This kit comes with either functional grippers, or an electromagnet you’ll make yourself!
All materials and assembly instructions are provided, the group will be led in the assembly process, and some friendly competition will take place at the end to test your skills with your new robotic arm! No experience or expertise required.
Kids of all ages welcome, under 7 accompanied by an adult for Mom & Dad Make! Cost is $18 per person for the hydraulic gripper arm, $24 per person for electromagnet arm ($18/$24 respectively, per child, per kit, for Mom & Dad Make; parent participation free when you work with your child on his/her project!)
*For the curious or hesitant, this workshop is an excellent light introduction to hydraulics, electromagnetism, and mechanical systems!!
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