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Basic Hydraulic Arm Activity

$206.98 $178.00

Single SKU: 1823-01
10-Pack SKU: 1823-07

Design your own “robotic”, remotely-controlled hydraulic arm with TeacherGeek. Use it to pick up your room, eat dinner, stack blocks or compete against other fluid-powered arms – it’s totally up to you! Tap, ream, screw and cut real components, outfitting three cylinders to move the arm and three cylinders to form the control panel.

Incorporate recycling bin and found materials to re-engineer a truly innovative design. Learn about hydraulic and pneumatic power, Pascal’s Law and introductory robotics in this true STEM project.

Need more components or a bolder challenge? Try our Advanced Hydraulic Arm.

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. 

    Science, Math & Engineering Standards

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    International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
    ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
    ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet

     

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