Build a Robotic Hand

Experiment with movement using cardboard to create a robotic hand!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 6 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Learn how our arms move and the science behind prosthetics as we create an articulating hand out of cardboard. Make a hand that can pick up small objects and explore the topic of robots as we construct, test, and modify our designs!

4 What Materials Do I Need?

cardboard you can cut (lightly corrugated boxes or cereal boxes), scissors, tape, string, 6 straws, 2 popsicle sticks, 1 toothpick Optional: glue gun and table mat

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Social awareness & responsibility

6 My Guide!

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...