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Hydraulic Arm Activity - 10 Pack

$206.98 $178.00

SKU: 1823-07

Make your own hydraulically-powered remote-controlled arm. Use it to pick up your room, eat dinner, stack blocks, play a game, or compete against other hydraulic arms (some of these tasks may be easier than others to complete with your arm).

The arm is built totally by you! Construct it by measuring, cutting, reaming holes and tapping components together. It has 6 cylinders (3 cylinders moving the arm, 3 cylinders forming control panel). Build it from the instructions, then re-engineer it! Create your own unique design, incorporating recycling bin and or anything else you can find. Plenty of extra components are included to help you change and create your own designs. Try re-engineering the arm so it can pivot at the base.

Hydraulic Arm Activity Document Downloads

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TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need

What tools will you need to do this activity?

Process

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool

Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.

Multi-Cutter

Saw, Pruning Shears

Change splined holes in components from press fit (dowels press and stay) to loose fit (dowels are able to slide and rotate).

Reamer 

#3 Drill Bit and Drill

Tighten and loosen screws

Screwdriver

Nope

Sets of tools can be found here.
 

Make your Hydraulic Arm even better by incorporating recycling bin material.

Hydraulic Arm Components

What's in the Hydraulic Arm Activity?

Component:

Quantity:

Connector Strips

100

Perpendicular Blocks

100

13ml Cylinder Barrel

50

13ml Cylinder Plunger

50

13ml Cylinder Piston

50

4.5ml Cylinder Barrel

10

4.5ml Cylinder Plunger

10

4.5ml Cylinder Piston

10

Cylinder Screws 

180

Slide Stop, 300mm

2

Hex Nuts

80

1” Screws

80

Dowels

80

Vinyl Tubing 100ft.

1

Cable Ties

20

Silicone Packets

10


 

This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision. 

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