Candy Claw Machine by Thames & Kosmos

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Step right up and try your luck! Do you have what it takes to grab a claw-full of candy with the Candy Claw Machine?

An awesome STEM challenge! Build a working model of the classic arcade claw machine — that enticing, sometimes frustrating, and always fun arcade game in which you try to grab prizes from inside the machine with a remote-controlled claw in a limited amount of time.

Cranks, gears, and belts move the claw arm left and right, and forward and back. Hydraulic levers move the arm up and down, and open and close the claw. A spring-loaded trap door shoots the collected candy out at you if you manage to succeed.

No batteries or electricity are required — it uses only the power of your hand and the mechanical advantage of the machines built into the device. Learn how the gears, levers, belt, screws, hydraulics, linkages, cranks, and claws all work together to pick up, move, and drop prizes.

113 pieces total. Packed with 6 lollipops (Saf-T-Pops) and decoys (fake candy boxes), you can also fill it with whatever small candies, toys, or other small objects you like.  Includes a 16 page manual.

For ages as young as 6 or as old as 14

Benefits:

Develops motor skills, hones dexterity & hand/co-ordination

Teaches important engineering skills

 

 

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