So I’ve got a rudimentary ‘box’ built, and I know how to control the servos with an Arduino.
I figured the next step is to work on the ‘finger’. The design evolved through trial and error, with a goal to Keep Things Simple. There’s some cool and very clever implementations a Google search away, but I worked my own design out using Brains.
The photo here shows my initial design – A basic ‘C’ shape constructed (again) from Lego. The 90 degree joints are fairly strong, but I suspect in the long term I’ll be reinforcing them somehow. Superglue is always an option…