Learn about robotics and the science of hydraulics as you build this cool robotic arm! Once assembled, the robotic arm has a range of motion that includes movement in six axes and it can lift items weighing up to 50 grams with a gripper or suction cup. Since it is powered by hydraulic fluid, it does not require batteries!
Building the robot arm will be an exciting introduction to engineering and robotics, but the fun doesn’t end there because kids and adults alike will be fascinated by the range of motion displayed by the robotic arm! Each joint in the arm has a different level of flexibility similar to a real human arm. The wrist joint can twist up to 98 degrees while the elbow’s range is 44 degrees, the shoulder 45 degrees and the base can rotate up to 270 degrees. The arm has a vertical reach of 400 mm and horizontal reach of 300 mm so it can grab and fetch objects at that distance!
The budding robotics engineer can use the lever control system on the arm to grab and lift objects with the grabber or remove the grabber and replace it with a suction cup to lift items that way.
The robot arm kit is ideal for older children, teenagers and anyone who has an interest in robotics or hydraulics. It’s a terrific idea for a Christmas, Easter or birthday gift! It is sure to please and promotes learning in an interesting and fun way!