Thinkering Studio Project Proposal


Title:
Cyborg Hand
Member(s):
Penn and Harrison
Challenge:
We are trying to make a working cardboard robotic hand
Learning:
The process of engineering with limited parts.
We are interested in creating DIY machines that maneuver well and are manual.
Materials:
Cardboard, Straws, String, Hot Glue, Human Hand (For it to work.)
Main Steps:
  • Draw an outline of your hand on the cardboard
  • Cut out the perimeter of your palm
  • Glue stays onto the outline of the hand
  • Make knuckles on the fingers
  • Add string throughout the hand
  • Document process with iPod touch or iPad
  • Share project in action via video on wiki page
Time:
3 Class Periods
Resources:
  • Youtube.com
  • Yuri Ostr -
  • We will learn from the challenges and fix our problems
Difficulties:
Attaching all of the materials
We both don't have a strong background in engineering
Sharing:
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward
  • We will let others use it and grab/ pick up materials with the hand
  • Photos and videos on wiki page
Evaluation:
We will put it with another product of similar use and see which works better
Yes, we can measure based off of how its working
We are making a semi robotic hand. We are making this for those who need help grabbing or holding things.