Hydraulic Robotic Arm - Ages 8+
This robotic arm is an easy to make 3-dimensional model that grabs, lifts items horizontally, and can turn very close to 90 degrees! Designed to be used alone (with a nice syringe holder), or in a group – each person using one syringe.
A great way to learn about Robotics, Levers and Simple Machines, Fluid dynamics, Engineering, Invention, Design and Technology – or just moving things around the house. (Small things, mind you – no dogs or cats, please.)
- Dimensions: 16 x 13 in
- Age Rating: 8+ While this kit can be made by youngsters starting around 8 years old (and younger), we like that it is both interesting and compelling for kids of all ages – right up to those in their 90’s! We’re all children at heart! A great kit for parents and kids to make together! Good for beginner model makers.
Pathfinders is a Canadian company dedicated to creating compelling, innovative, wooden science kits that challenge children of all ages to explore the link between science, design, and technology in the world around us. They aim to help the student integrate knowledge gained from constructing the kits by providing links to educational resources to enhance their understanding of math and science as well as historical principles. Their chief educator, Derek Wulff, is a BC certified teacher who has been teaching grades K to 10 for the past 13 years. Derek designs all of the kits produced at Pathfinders for educational and recreational use. He spends time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they are engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. They are an environmentally friendly company and use recyclable materials, natural, untreated wood, and local resources and production as much as possible. All of their kits are tested to make sure they are 100% kid and pet safe! They like to work with other local companies too. Their manufacturer in Taiwan is a local family-run factory, and most of the retail stores they sell to are small businesses and neighbourhood toy stores.
Recommended for ages 8+.