Single SKU: 1823-08
10 Pack SKU: 1823-09
Build yourself a third arm! This is a pretty incredible hydraulic powered remote-controlled arm. Use it to pick up your room, eat snacks, stack blocks, play a game, or battle against other hydraulic arms -some of these tasks may be easier than others to complete!
The arm is built totally by you, from scratch! You construct it by measuring, cutting, reaming holes and tapping. This arm is "advanced," because it has 8 cylinders (4 cylinders move the arm, 4 cylinders form the control panel), and it has parts to make it into almost anything you can imagine. Build it using the instructions, then re-engineer it! Create your own unique design, incorporating recycled materials or anything else you can find. It comes with plenty of extra components included to help you change and create something completely new. Try re-engineering the arm so it can pivot at the base!
Hydraulic Arm Educational Goals
- Utilize the design and engineering process
- Encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
- Learn about simple machines and fluid power
- Apply math skills and scientific concepts
- Innovate (Design, build and evolve your own unique arm)
Become an inventor! Design and engineer your own hydraulic arm!
Hydraulic Arm Activity Document Downloads
Download the Hydraulic Arm Build Guide
Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - PDF
Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - Editable Word Document
Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - PDF
Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - Editable Word Document
Download the Classroom Overview
Hydraulic Arm Classroom Overview - PDF
Hydraulic Arm Classroom Overview - Editable Word Document
Download the Fluid Power Lab
Fluid Power Lab - PDF
Fluid Power Lab Answer Key - PDF, password-protected
Download the Design and Engineering Challenges
Design & Engineering Challenges - PDF
Design & Engineering Challenges - Editable Word Document
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF
TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need
What tools will you need to do this activity?
Cutting dowels, strips, recycyled items, etc
Saw, Pruning Shears
Tighten and loosen screws
|Reaming||#3 Drill Bit and Drill|
Make your Advanced Hydraulic Arm even better by incorporating recycling bin material.
Hydraulic Arm Components
What's in the Advanced Hydraulic Arm Activity?
|Component||10pk Quantity:||Single Quantity:|
|Tubing||30M (100ft)||3M (10ft)|
|Slide Stop 300mm Sections||3||1/3 (100mm)|
|Locking Hex Nuts||10||1|
|13ml Cylinder Barrels||70||7|
|13ml Cylinder Plungers||70||7|
|13ml Cylinder Pistons||70||7|
|4ml Cylinder Barrels||10||1|
|4ml Cylinder Plungers||10||1|
|4ml Cylinder Pistons||10||1|
This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision.