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Hydraulic Powered "Robotic" Arm
In this project students can learn about the mechanics and design of a hydraulic powered robotic arm. This activity can be easily adapted to a distance learning scenario in classes such as Principles of Engineering, DDP, Robotics, or an applied STEM course such as World of Technology.
Use the cut diagram linked below and a laser cutter to pre-cut pieces for your students, or send them a template to do it on their own! Use the below resources to cover basics of hydraulics, levers, and blueprint reading.
Utility knife or robust scissors
1/8" o.d. dowel
Syringes and tubing (like this: https://www.pitsco.com/Syringes)
Introduction to Fluid Power
Basic Principles of Hydraulics
Project Build Rubric
Levers Skill builder activity
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