Hand to Hand Design

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hand to Hand Design

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Vacation Program

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • By Andrew Sargent, Educator

Your hands are remarkable. Want to discover how complex hands are? Try to make one. Actually concentrate on just a few fingers.

Solve basic challenges. Work with parts developed in our shop. Explore a simplified version of the state-of-the-art designs developed by Yale's Grab Lab and shared through its Open Hand Project.

Construct wooden fingers to pick up a life saver, then pennies, then an egg. Construct a hand that can play Jenga. Give you hand some art. Make your hand animate a finger puppet. Help your hand get musical with finger cymbals.

Most important, create your own challenge for your hand(s) to master.


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