Grasping with Straws: Make a Robot Hand
Your hands are amazing. With them you can play the violin, cook a meal, or design a robot. When people design robots, one of the parts they spend the most time on is the hand, or whatever other "grabber" the robot might have.
With this engineering design kit, you will study the physiology of the hand to see how human fingers work and design a robot hand that uses human-like fingers to perform a task. Best of all, you are going to make your robot hand from everyday drinking straws. We’ve included heavy duty upholstery sewing thread (our testing shows that works best), rubber washers and 3 packages of clay to make getting started easy!
This kit follows the procedures from the Science Buddies engineering design project Grasping with Straws: Make a Robot Hand Using Drinking Straws.
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