Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Hydraulic Claw

$24.954.6

What you get

Build with hydraulics! Hydraulics are used all over, from airplanes to factories to theme parks. Explore engineering and learn how to build your own hydraulic lifting claw and continue experimenting with bonus design challenges.

Includes illustrated blueprint instructions, materials, and a special-edition Tinker Zine magazine to learn more about amazing hydraulic machines.

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Step-By-Step
Instructions

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design


“This is hands down (or claws down?) one of my favorite projects because it allows for a ton of customization. Plus, the motion of the hydraulics is so mesmerizing to watch.”
- The KiwiCo Product Design team

By the numbers

Hydraulic systems included: 3

Construction pieces included: 17

Opportunities for customization: infinite!

Additional details

Reviews

4.6

19 reviews

Cathy
Aug 13 2020

My son and his friend built this with ease and it was fun. It just wasn't able to stay standing up very well. Still great though.

Kyle
Jul 13 2020

We loved building this one - and like usual we integrated the concepts and actual parts into several other designs over time. However, the cardboard parts would have been so much better as laser cut wood like we got with the trebuchet.

Cassandra
Apr 19 2020

He still uses it weeks later. He is 7 yrs old and needed some assistance but is very well explained and not to hard to assemble