Robotic Arm From Cardboard




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In this Instructable ill show you how to make a robotic arm from cardboard

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Step 1: Video Tutorial

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Step 2: Gathering Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic tubes(i used empty pencil refills)
  • Cutter

Step 3: Getting Shape

  • To get the shape of the arm,hand is placed on the cardboard and traced
  • Cutter is used to cut the cardboard

Step 4: Bends

For each finger three bends are made exact at the same distance

Step 5: Building Links

  • For the links ive used empty tubes
  • It is placed in between the bends of cardboard
  • Threads are placed in between the tubes

Step 6: Finishing Up

  • Cardboard rings are made so that the threads can be controlled by fingers
  • Cardboard rings are made by cutting cardboard strips then joining two ends

Step 7: Robotic Arm Is Ready

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    9 Discussions


    4 weeks ago

    Awesome job and thank you very much for posting. Already done hydraulic crane now robotic arm. Thank you so much.


    1 year ago

    see me and my friends are doing this and when we saw the video it had more ingredients but its ok


    1 year ago

    This was a perfect assignment for my elementary gifted and talented class since they are interested in robotics! I know this is not actually a robotic arm but it was great for teaching concepts (including sharing limited resources, like the glue gun).

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