Mega Cyborg Hand Thames & Kosmos

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Rating:
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Girls Rating
  • Girls Rated 4.5 stars

Explore hydraulics, pneumatics, and robotics with your very own GIANT hydraulic hand! Using over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that you fill with water, build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand no motors or electricity required!

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Criteria:
83
Overall
  • Necessity
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Size
    Editor: 80%
  • Educational Value
    Editor: 95%
  • Sibling Friendly
    Editor: 85%

Pros

  • Innovative
  • Educational
  • Great Instructions

Cons

  • Hard to Cut out the pieces
  • Too long to put together
  • Not very strong once together

Explore hydraulics, pneumatics, and robotics with your very own GIANT hydraulic hand! Using over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that you fill with water, build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand no motors or electricity required! Once assembled, your cyborg hand slips onto your own hand like a glove, with mechanical fingers that you operate with your own fingers and that can grip objects with enough force to lift them. Challenge yourself to pick up and hold a variety of items like bottles, pencils, small items anything with reach! The hand can be configured in three ways left hand, right hand, and claw-like, with the thumb in the center and can be adjusted to fit virtually all hand sizes. A 40-page, full-color manual guides model building and experimentation and provides engaging scientific information about how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots to assist with a variety of tasks in our modern world.

 

From manufacturer: 

  • Build your own awesome, wearable mechanical hand that you operate with your own fingers.
  • No motors, no batteries — just the power of air pressure, water, and your own hands!
  • Hydraulic pistons enable the mechanical fingers to open and close and grip objects with enough force to lift them. Every finger joint can be adjusted to different angles for precision movement.
  • Three configurations: right hand, left hand, and claw-like; adjustable to fit virtually any human hand.
  • Learn how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots such as automobile components..2021 The Toy Association’s STEAM Toy Of The Year Winner

Age Range

8 years-unlimited

Detailed Review

Product Type

Nice to Have

Size/Dimensions

10 x 4.75 x 11 inches

Packaging

Mega Cyborg Hand

Assembled

Mega Cyborg Hand

Using the Hand

Mega Cyborg Hand

View from the Top

Mega Cyborg Hand

Popular Brand/Availability in every store: No

Available in select toy stores and Hudson Bay

Where to buy

Ingredients/Materials

203 plastic pieces

No motors, no batteries–just the power of water, air, and your own hands!

Necessity Scale-3

Building toys are very important for kids to have as they are growing up. It is important to encourage girls to play with these types of toys to develop their scientific and critical thinking skills.

Price/Budget

Medium around $60-70

Siblings Friendly-Can engage together

Older siblings can build the toys with their younger siblings watching and explaining how parts work. It is not recommended to even assemble the toy with kids younger than 6 given the numbers and size of the parts. Even if 1 or 2 parts are lost the toy will not be assembled.

Durability/Multi Kid Survivor/Longevity Scale 3

Due to the complexity of assembly and the size of the parts it is unlikely that this toy will be used by another sibling. The parts will most likely be lost or it will be broken.

Development Friendly-Helps with specific skills

This a great toy to help kids learn how to built complete projects from ground up and follow detailed instructions. It also teaches kids about gears, energy and other key scientific concepts.

Girl Friendly

This product can be used for any gender.

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