- Trace a hand onto cardboard and cut it out.
- Cut straws into 1-inch pieces (or 1/2 inch if you have a small hand!).
- Using the tape, attach the straw pieces to the hand (see top image).
- Crease the cardboard in between the straws – these will simulate your joints (see red lines on top image).
How do you make a robot with plastic straws?
- Fold the finger joints at the lines.
- Cut standard drinking straws to size (leave a little gap between the lines to help thread the yarn).
- Tape straw pieces to the hand.
- Thread yarn through the straw pieces. Each finger will have a length of yarn of its own.
How do you make a simple toy robot at home?
A bristlebot is a simple and tiny robot your kids can build at home using a toothbrush. Cut off the bristle end of the toothbrush and connect a small pre-isolated motor with some coin cell batteries. This little setup is quite easy to make, but the experience of building it is rewarding and fun for kids.
Do robot hands exist?
Robotic arms and other robotic instruments may sound like a futuristic development, but they have been around for years, helping out surgeons and engineers alike. Less common, though, are prosthetic, robotic arms that allow people who have lost a limb to regain freedom of movement.
Can I get a bionic arm?
Ready to start your bionic journey? The Hero Arm is now available through prosthetic clinics in the UK, USA and Europe. If you’re a below-elbow amputee and interested in getting a Hero Arm, register your interest and we’ll be in touch with more information.
How does a robotic hand work?
Most current robotic prostheses work by recording—from the surface of the skin— electrical signals from muscles left intact after an amputation. Some amputees can guide their artificial hand by contracting muscles remaining in the forearm that would have controlled their fingers.