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.
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!
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.
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.
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