Laser-cut Mechanical Claw
Bringing laser cut Halloween costumes within grasp
We love to see people using a laser cutter to create complex and clever Halloween costumes. This laser cut mechanical claw becomes an extension of the wearer’s hand, and comes alive thanks to mechanical tendons that animate in unison with the wearer’s finger movements.
Put together and posted on Instructables by musicandsky (Xintian Chu), the goal of this project is to make it easy for others to build their own set of mechanical hands.
“…you may see some projects on Instructables and YouTube with similar mechanisms which are awesome, but it may be hard to replicate one of those. In order to let anyone make one, I’ve kept material lists simple, with a lot of pictures to help you assemble.”
I think that he also just really enjoys having giant mechanical claws instead of fingers, and understandably so! Check out this photo from the streets of Taipei:
To read the thorough walkthrough on Instructables, follow the source link below and discover how Xintian Chu and his friends Mac Yu and Ted Hung from FabLab Taipei†make it easier than ever to get handy this Halloween.