As Julian Horsey of Geeky Gadgets reports, the wireless robotic hand faithfully reproduces the movements of an accompanying glove worn on another hand.
Aside from the above-mentioned Arduino boards, key project components include:
- Shield to connect the Xbee module
- 5 Flex sensors
- 5 resistors: 47 KΩ
- Battery pack with 3×1.5 V batteries
- LilyPad FTDI adapter (optional)
- A steel structure for the palm of the hand and wood for the fingers
- 5 servomotors
- Fishing wires
- 9 V Battery
“To connect the servomotors I used the Robot_Shield from FuturaElettronica, which has also a switching regulator to power the entire circuit, but you can use any shield made for that,” Gabry25 explained in a recent Instructables post.
Interested in learning more? You can check out the project’s official Instructables page here.