View Full Version : inexpensive robot hand

11-29-2009, 12:03 PM
I got my 8 year old nephew one of these for Christmas. I've seen people trying to fabricate something like this...

Amazon.com: Star Wars Star Wars Science - Darth Vader Robotic Arm: Toys & Games

$30 is a pretty good price for what it is. Repurposing it should be fairly straightforward.

11-29-2009, 12:56 PM
I have only seen images so far. Are you going to tell your nephew before you rework it?

I think John Iovine had a tutorial on making a robotic hand out of one of those toy hands you can get for cheap at any toy store, but they are rather crude. This one looks a bit more sophisticated.

I'd love to see pictures of your project when you're done. I've built a few robot arms from kits and from scratch and they are no easy task to get the action right.

-BORG :)

11-29-2009, 01:43 PM
Oh, I'm not going to do anything with it. Thought others might be interested.

11-29-2009, 03:06 PM
Oops, sorry. I was kidding, but my smiley disappeared.

I may have to get one of these and hack away.


11-29-2009, 10:27 PM
I may have to get one of these and hack away.

Yeah, I may get one for my son for Christmas. ;)