31 Oct '14, 11pm

Severed fingers Halloween prop

Severed fingers Halloween prop

Since the severed fingers that I picked up from the Halloween store were light-weight, I decided to use five mini servos to move the fingers individually. I glued the fingers onto popsicle sticks of varying lengths to mimic the structure and shape of a hand. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to position one servo on the base without it colliding with the others, since each one needed to lie on its side in order to move the attached finger in an up-and-down motion. After mulling over a few ideas, I ended up rolling strips of cardboard length-wise to create columns supporting each servo. This setup allowed me to stagger the servos as well as situate them closer together:

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