I was featured on Make Blog! Link:http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/07/working-three-fingered-paper-claw.html
I made a paper claw a few months ago on instructables, and that design wasn't very good, it was small, it had rubber bands on it so the outside didn't look too great and it couldn't pick stuff up. I knew that I could make it better, the way of how it moved and was put together was not created until then, and I so far haven't seen any claws that use a design like this. This claw is based loosely off that design by that it has the same way how it is held together, every thing else is different and better.
This new design is bigger, it can now pick stuff up,and it uses a different way of making the claw open and close, so there is no external parts except the claw segments. It could also be made to suite to what you need, metal for heavy duty, it being longer to pick up stuff for the disabled, plastic for the cost and strength, or any thing else that is flat that you have laying around!
The first 5 people to make it will win a patch!
The first person to make this will win a 3 month membership!
InfiniTTTy already made it!(he messaged me before every one else)
And the other 4 people to make this will get a patch!
dj-party made it second! Derek Scott Customs made it third! Potatoman1234 made it forth!
Here is the video:
Well, anyways, to the instructable!
Step 1: Supplies
- paper(I used thick cardstock but cardboard should work, i didnt test it out)
- wire (26 gauge is what i used)
- a regular paperclip(not the small kind)
- and a tack or pin
Step 2: Print the template
I dont have a picture for this so I just used a picture of the parts glued together