Prosthetic body parts have always intrigued me. The research I have witnessed and read about in the field has always inspired me to try and find solutions to assist people with disabilities. By no means is this project an innovative step in that direction, but it is a first for me, and I hope future versions will be much more practical and potentially useful from a functional and economical standpoint.
This project is simply a system of two servos controlled via an accelerometer, meant to imitate the hand gestures of the individual holding the device. It gives the "hand" two degrees of freedom. The entire system is controlled by a microcontroller (Arduino clone).
Read more about my process and mistakes, view images, sketches, and code, all on my blog.