Introduction: Arduino Animatronic Hand Mark 1

This is an animatronic hand I built. The fingers, the palm and the forearm are entirely made of wood (poplar to be exact). The fingers are articulated by tendons (fishing line) pulled by motors. Right now, the 5 servo motors are controlled with an Arduino UNO. This protoype can perform a good amount of different "grips" and take or pinch pretty much everything. The hand as an amazing amount of strength even if the parts are made out of wood. Overall, it's a very compact and strong hand and I'm really happy with the results.

Feel free to ask questions about it ! I'm not really into writing hundreds of lines of documentation about what I make, so go ahead !

Thank you for your interest and keep on rockin' !

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KenKen321 made it!(author)2017-03-12

wow can you teach me how to rock BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ShaidaB made it!(author)2016-11-26

May I get any instructions on how to construct the hand out of wood, dimensions would help too? I think you did a great job on this project. Bravo!

shaido.biglari@gmail.com

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kaywond made it!(author)2016-07-14

Fantastic! I have to make one in raw C code. Does the hand anble to have the fingers in tension. I mean extended by itself. Was it rubber bands you are using to keep the fingers straight after they have been flexed?

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Aryan10dadwal10 made it!(author)2016-06-23

Can you please send me the codes ? My email is dadwalaryan359@gmail.com

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naveed8695 made it!(author)2016-01-30

hey, can i get the dimensions of the wooden hand and the schematics of mark-1 wooden hand. it will be of much help for my final year project.

naveed8695@gmail.com

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JoshuaS79 made it!(author)2015-11-08

Hello, I was wonder if I could get the code to make my own hand please. I am working on it, I let you my email: joshmaldonado@hotmail.com

Bye

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firazpeerjade made it!(author)2015-11-02

thanks a lot...

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AndrewM69 made it!(author)2015-10-29

I like the way you are actuating your arm .I am working on a similar project like yours . i wonder if i can get the schematics and code for your hand . Are those thimblesense on the finger tips ? Here is my email mangeziandrew@gmail.com

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MX26 made it!(author)2015-10-25

Hello,

I was wonder if I could get the code to make my hand machine work. I am working on my final project for my art class and I need this code to make my hand work. Am a student at sjsu please help me out

-Mikey X

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MX26 made it!(author)2015-10-25

ps my email it justyou234@gmail.com

if you what to share the code thank you

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GornF made it!(author)2015-05-23

I'd love to make a little more rugged one using some metal contact me please

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vivienne.nikz made it!(author)2015-04-22

Hi for an engineering project this would be amazing to try out please could you send me the code and schematics to vivn2796@hotmail.com

It would really really help out ^^ Thank you in advanced your project is really awesome!

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BOY+RANDOM made it!(author)2015-03-31

What servos are u using?

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Nicol%C3%A1sB1 made it!(author)2014-11-04

Hi i really like this project, i was wondering if you can send me the schematics of the hand and the source code to my email: inbc1994@gmail.com, thanks in advance!

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lorenzomoon made it!(author)2014-08-31

Hy! Can you please send me the code and the schematic? (lorenzo_pazzo@live.it) Thx a lot...bye!!

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edwardray1 made it!(author)2014-08-30

My Daughter & I are going to attempt this project, can you please email the source code and schematic info to edwardray1@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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vinay+s made it!(author)2014-04-19

Please send me source code and circuit to this e mail id vinay.s178@yahoo.com

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vinay+s made it!(author)2014-04-19

Please send me source code and circuit to this e mail id vinay.s178@yahoo.com

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TraciAG made it!(author)2014-03-31

Wow, this looks fun! Can't wait to build it. You have a great imagination, I don't thing I've ever used a servo for something like this before :)

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T29515 made it!(author)2014-03-12

Hi, very nice project! Can you maybe send me the code you where using.

jannekepanneke8@gmail.com

Thank you from the Netherlands!

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Miquette made it!(author)2014-01-19

Hi, it looks amazing. Can please send me the schematics and possibly code of the project. I am also working on a similar project for university.

My e-mail is: mieniemuis01@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance

Miquette Mienie

Student @ NWU

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BIGDOG1971 made it!(author)2013-10-20

This is an amazing project. Congratulations.
Could you give us a tutorial to how to build and parts.

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emilmash made it!(author)2013-09-16

Hi, it looks amazing. Can you send me the code and the schematics of it. I'll be very greatful . My e-mail is: emilmash@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance and keep on rollin' !
Bye

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nerd7473 made it!(author)2013-09-04

I had thought of a robotic hand that used arduino it was way advanced, even for me for make

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nerd7473 made it!(author)2013-09-04

typo to after me

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jimbbq made it!(author)2013-09-03

love it! elegant solution using rubber bands to move the fingers back to their original position!

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incognito0288 made it!(author)2013-08-16

very cool! I would like to see a 3d printed version

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zulus7 made it!(author)2013-08-15

Please, please Tutorial!

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TheSteamer71 made it!(author)2013-08-11

Thanks for the interest everybody ! I will make a video as soon as I have time ... Keep on rockin' ! :D

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Picturerazzi made it!(author)2013-08-11

How do we know you created this without a tutorial? :/

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TheSteamer71 made it!(author)2013-08-11

What do you mean ?

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shaddoty made it!(author)2013-08-09

http://www.soundbox.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/d58d03bcd4.jpg

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neoseren1 made it!(author)2013-08-09

Tutorial please

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Jazzy13 made it!(author)2013-08-09

This is awesome. When you make the demo video can you also make one on your other instructable, the robot arm?

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stretch1800+ made it!(author)2013-08-08

Tutorial please. This is great.

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tbeltrami made it!(author)2013-08-08

Tutorial. Now.

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dworley made it!(author)2013-08-08

This is really rad and you should definitely explain the whole thing!

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paulk2jonas made it!(author)2013-08-08

Favorited, I'd like to see a tutorial video

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