No longer riding the wings of the award winning Robotic Arm Edge, OWI has made robotic arm technology a little more interesting and hydro-mechanically fun. With Hydraulic Arm Edge, command six axes of varied movements: the gripper to open and close up to 1.89 inches, wrist rotation of 180 degrees, wrist mobility of 98 degrees, elbow range of 44 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, and shoulder motion of 45 degrees. With a vertical reach of 16.35 inches, horizontal reach of 12.42 inches, and lifting capacity of 50g, your robotic friend is ready for your genius to erupt. With the removal of the gripper, you can activate the suction apparatus. This feature enables the user to elevate objects with a larger surface area (like a small mobile phone). Another prodigious attribution is a braking system that is integrated in the lever controllers to execute all commands accurately. WOW!
How does this equate to fun? Your children will have total command and visual manipulation using the science principles of a Hydraulic system and its application. Easy to follow instructions with detailed graphic illustrations pave the way for successful and satisfying kit building. Compliment your engineering, math, science, and technology learning strategy. No battery or motor required. It is powered by water; thus, the “Hydraulic” significance and how it manipulates axes movement via lever controllers. For more than 3 decades, OWI continues its pursuit to satisfy educational instructors and the most discriminating parents. Hydraulic Arm Edge is recommended for ages 10 and up, but with its 229 assembly parts, it will challenge the beginner engineering enthusiasts.
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"The robotic arm is really cool—and it WORKS. Kids will feel a real sense of accomplishment when they operate a robot they built." - See more at: TTPM
OWI and the Hydraulic Arm Edge at the 2016 New York Toy Fair courtesy of Sugarcayne.com
Assembled Dims: L12.70" xW 9.53"xH16.35"
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jun 2016
The robotic arm is really cool—and it WORKS. Kids will feel a real sense of accomplishment when they operate a robot they built.The pieces were extremely difficult to snap from their plastic sheets. The instructions recommend using metal snips, which we also recommend—our assembler cut her fingers trying to punch them out. The assembly is moderately difficult, so kids in the lower end of the 10+ age bracket will need some adult help.
Posted by Unknown on 10th May 2016
Perfect for 9-year who has enjoyed Legos and other mechanical toys. We assembled this together in three intervals. He needed some assistance with troubleshooting, but was mostly able to doublecheck his work and proceed with minimal input from Mom or Dad. It was just the right amount of challenge, progress, and reward.
We were impressed with the durability of the components and how well they fit together. The instructions were well done, which isn't always the case with kits.
Standard shipping was also super quick.