In the last week of our 2021 STEM summer program, students learned how to create a robotic arm using everyday objects like straws and paper clips!
Students started off by learning about the anatomy of the human hand.
They then took a few minutes to design their own hand and draw out a plan. The workshop led them through how to create a robotic finger. Students were then given some time to finish creating however many fingers they wanted in their robotic hand.
When they were done building, students were encouraged to try to pick up as many objects as they could using their robotic hand, experimenting with what orientation and number of fingers would allow them to pick up the most items.
We hope all the students enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot!
Even though our workshop has already ended, we encourage everyone to follow along with the slides and try out the project for themselves. Happy building!