Introduction: My Animatronic Arm

Picture of My Animatronic Arm

i made this in October for Halloween i lost my award for best costume in the robot catagory but heres my hand


Redn2000 (author)2013-07-08

Did you make instructions for it?

Dinoman217 (author)2013-04-02

Looks cool! What are the fingers made of?

Isaac Eglash (author)2012-07-23

so cool !!!

kurtnotkirk (author)2011-10-17

I think it is pretty cool! I'm trying to design something much like that, but not an extended arm... more like a larger hand over my own hand, get it?

Roceifin (author)2010-10-11

but it looks like it doesn't move very you cant pick up a cup...or a smallish object....

aceLED (author)Roceifin2011-03-02

i was able to grasp a basketball...

Roceifin (author)aceLED2011-03-02

but i mean something smaller, its way cool and all but say you go to grab your phone, it will fall...being smart you wouldnt grab ur phone but somthing smaller than a basketball

aceLED (author)Roceifin2011-03-06

dude, its a freaking costume prop -.-

you can dress up like charmander, doesn't mean you'll be able to breathe flame.

you dress up as a cyborg, doesn't mean your going to operate like a well built cyborg. or shoot rockets fists -.- lmao

use your imagination ;p

the_better_nacho (author)2008-10-11

it would be a good idea to umm... SHOW how you made it, since this is INSTRUCTABLES and not "Look What I Did", ya kno? id like to make something like this, but you dont show how, and theres the issue of making the 'fingers' stay straight once you release the ropes

aceLED (author)the_better_nacho2008-10-12

its actual very easy compared to how it may look hard and lol if u read the Instructables slogan its worlds biggest diy how to and show and tell lol search up animatronics cause unfortunately iam not in the mood to make another one i don't have the time

the_better_nacho (author)aceLED2008-10-13

specifically "HOW-TO show and tell"

you dont have to make another.. you can add onto this one.

'tis how you get page hits, and get people copying you; mockery is the highest form of flattery

pneu6 (author)the_better_nacho2010-11-06

I think the word you're looking for is "mimickery"...

it is sorta showing you how, self explanitory, if ya know what i mean, the pics are good enough, and you can understans them pretty well

vtheawesome (author)2010-08-22

hey thats looks kinda like knightmeres arm form soul calaber

soulcalibur (author)2009-09-16

hmmm... like this idea. maybe a part of me halloween costume maybe? btw yours isa bit tacky with the tape and stuff.

aceLED (author)soulcalibur2009-09-24

o the tape was apart of my costume ;p pritty mucht the only thing i used the hand for after i made it ;p

Valark (author)2009-02-08

I'm trying to make something like this - what did you use for the finger hinges? I'm sort of drawing a blank on what would be effective.

ninjake (author)Valark2009-06-17

the tube is the hinge... just cut the tube in a v shape (dont go all the way though)

Valark (author)ninjake2009-08-11

Ah, I see. I guess the mistake I made was trying to use PVC pipe. It's not very flexible, you see. I'll try fitting it with a more bendy tube.

Patrik (author)2008-06-05

Hehe - that third picture really shows the scale well. Looks great! What's the range of motion on the fingers - can you make a fist, pick up objects with thumb and fingers, etc? By the way, you may want to flip the images around so #3 is first - that way it'll show up as the thumbnail for your slideshow.

aceLED (author)Patrik2008-06-11

lol thanks and thanks for the info yes I can pick things up I can also give ppl the finger the only problem is the thumb I hade the rope coming in a on a bad angle so its hardy to work same with the pinky

GorillazMiko (author)2008-06-05

Sweet. How did you make it?

aceLED (author)GorillazMiko2008-06-11

yes the great gorillaz minko commented me lol jk umm I used a tube of pvc piping cut ouit a small area for my arm then I found some tubing for an eragation system cut diamond shapes out to allow it to bend on every finger then tied ropes to the tips of each finger and made a look at the end of it so i can pull it with my fingers and thats all i can remeber i made it in october 2007

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