How to Assemble a Bionic Finger
How Do You Construct a Bionic Finger?
- 1. Fold the sheet of plastic in half and cut it into 2 seperate bits. Then glue these into the bottom of the top part so that it is connected into the top of the middle part of the finger using a glue gun. Using the second section of the plastic, glue this into the bottom of the middle section of the finger and the top of the bottom section of the finger. Make sure that the plastic is just big and/or small enough to mimic the size of a real finger.
- 2. Thread the fisherman's wire in the holes provided in the centre of the finger and secure the top of it with hot glue. This will make sure that the wire is sturdy, won't fall off and is to make sure that the finger can bend and move.
- 3. Attach the end of the fisherman's wire to the holes in the microservo. This is so when the microservo is told to move, the wire and consequently, the finger, can move with it.
- 4. Now, attach the wires from the microservo to the digital pins in the Audino board. Make sure the numbers that they are attached to are the same as the numbers specified in your code because they will change depending on what is put in the code. However, the brown wire always has to be attached to pins labelled 'G', the red wire has to attach to 'V', and the yellow wire has to attach to the pin labelled 'S'.
- 5. The wires from the flex sensor are to be attached to the analog pins.Again, make sure the numbers that they are attached to are the same as the numbers specified in your code. The wires should be attached to G and S pins but the colour of which wire is connected to which doesn't matter.
- 6. Using a hot glue gun, secure the finger and microservo on to whatever sturdy material you have chosen to use. Place the microservo carefully, making sure that it is able to move around and bend the finger properly.
- 7. After coding, attach the flex sensor to whatever finger on the glove you wish.
- 8. Organise and attach the batteries onto the board.
- 9. Connect the USB cord to your computer/laptop.
Now You're done!