Holiday Gift Guide: Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms

Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms
www.thamesandkosmos.com

Build six mechanical models of the types of arms, grabber claws and legs found on robotic machines. Explore mechanical engineering principles firsthand as you assemble and play with the working models. The robotic arms use a pneumatic system, which uses air pressure to activate the models. Pump air and flick the switch to operate the model. Construct a pivoting robotic laboratory arm with gripper claw or build a vertical three-fingered claw that can lift a cup off the table! Learn how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots to enable the robots to manipulate heavy objects such as automobile components. MSRP $59.95; ages 7+