The Mega Claw

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The Mega Claw by dye Sep 27, 2010

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So this was be SplitReaction’s first project at Maker Faire 2010 NYC. We wanted to wow the crowd and build something awesome, a project that would inspire kids to become makers and engineers. Also it had to be fun to build so of course the best thing to do was to build a 10 x 10ft Mega Claw Game.

A claw game would be challenging since it would have plenty of electrical work, construction and a lot of ideas to present at the fair and for the blog. It would also be tough because we wanted to build it bigger than anything we’ve ever worked on, ten feet by ten feet to be exact.

Maker Faire Editor's Choice New York 2010


You can download the 3D model below and build your own if you wanted. We've added some scenes to explain the major components. Since we're already working on version two, we won't be documenting the instructions on how to build this model. The build log covers most of the 4 month process of building this project.

The build log is documented at http://www.splitreaction.com/the-mega-claw/

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This was a great project, and my son loved it. He also loves his new screwdriver. Great job guys.

Thanks! We really appreciate your support. Thanks to you and your son we actually raised enough to pay for 50% of the machine. We already have ideas how we'll make it even more awesome for next year! Now the big issue is how to store this thing for the next Maker Faire.

This project was awesome.. When I saw it didn't really stop to say much, but knowing built it from scratch am wow'd, seriously.. Excellent! 8-)

saw it. that was pretty cool.