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How to make a giant ‘robotic’ cardboard hand

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Save those long cardboard tubes. They’ll make amazing fingers for your giant ‘robotic’ cardboard hand. This video tutorial from Zygote Brown Designs shares each step of how to make one, from cutting joints in the tubes, to attaching the strings, to gluing it all together.

Supplies include cardboard, cardboard tubes, paper straws, string, tape, an x-acto knife or scissors, and hot glue. Want to make each finger work independently? Don’t attach the straw rings together.

cardboard hand DIY
controlling the hand
Next: Make a cardboard coin sorting machine, Caine’s Arcade, and a DIY cardboard 7-speed manual transmission.

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