Kids Club: Child reporter Diego builds a Hydraulic Robotic Arm
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- Published on Saturday, 09 May 2015 11:00
- Last Updated on 08 May 2015
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You may well remember me as the little scientist who has created videos to teach kids how to learn science in a fun way. As part of that and also trying to learn some engineering skills I have now built a Hydraulic Robotic Arm using a special kit. Here is my handwritten review. Boys and girls alike will both enjoy this educational toy and will learn lots about the physics behind a robot.
Watch the video here:
The Hydraulic Robotic Arm kit includes a 3 dimensional model demonstrating a hydraulic power system. The arm function uses some of the same principles that drive real world machines; it can lift small items horizontally and rotate 90°. Made from die-cut plywood, the frame is precisely cut and can be assembled in at least 2 hours – if it’s done by a 8 year old child. Standing at 37cm high, and stretching up to 49cm, the hydraulic arm needs no battery, simply add water to put it to the test!
- Material: Die- cut plywood
- Frame precisely cut and easy to assemble
- 90° rotation
- Demonstrates hydraulic power systems
- Lifts small items horizontally
- Age: 8+
The HYDRAULIC ROBOTIC ARM KIT costs £18.95 from Genie Gadgets
Here is a list of interesting experiments and activities you can do to learn science:
I am 13 years old and I love being a child reporter for London Mums Magazine. I have done this since I was 8! I am a crazy Lego engineer, I like Fortnite but I am still a big fan of Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit, all Aardman & Johnny English movies. I also have a passion for airplanes and I would like to become an aircraft engineer one day. Check out my posts here and my videos on the London Mums YouTube channel.