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The Hand
A robotic human hand, which could mimic a lot of the movements of a real human hand.
About this creation


  • 2 RCX

  • 5 Motors

  • 0 Light Sensor

  • 6 Touch Sensor

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    The Hand is my first attempt at making a robotic hand that can move like a human hand. It had some of the flexabilities that a human hand has, but it was still a long way off from being as good as a human hand. Once I get more parts I will put a arm on it. The fingers move by a motor pulling on a long plastic tube that is attached to the fingers. I tried to make it work like a human hand. The plastic tubing takes the place of tendons and the ruber bands take the place of the ligaments.

    The Hand is simply that, a robotic mimic of a human hand. It of course was a long was from a human hand. The neat thing about this project was that it got interest from a college student (back when I was just a softmore in High School, 3 years ago) who was planning on building his own based on mine for a college final. The touch sensors are not shown in the pictures, however they were used as a way for me to control the movement of The Hand incase any one was wondering.

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     I like it 
      January 4, 2004
    Your robotic hand is truly an amazing feat with conventional Lego Robotics. You seem to have a good grasp of the principles behind how it works; it is exactly the way that some real tendon-like grabbers work. Great job!
     I like it 
      September 14, 2003
    very cool! Looks a bit large but cool. Just imagine a fully humonoid built like this!
    By Daron Williams
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