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Carolina® Robotic Hand Classroom Kit

Item # 770022 Online Only This product is not available in our print catalog. Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

  • Built for use with the Microsoft® Hacking STEM Project, Building Machines That Emulate Humans
  • Classroom kit includes materials for 6 student stations and takes 1-1/2 to 3 weeks of classroom time
  • Meets middle school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) standards



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This kit was built for use with the Microsoft® Hacking STEM Project, Building Machines That Emulate Humans.

This activity integrates life science with robotics, while incorporating crucial 21st-century technical skills like data science and software, mechanical, and electrical engineering for an authentic learning experience. Emphasis is placed on the importance of combining science and technology to reflect the mechanics of the human body.

Activity Requirements
This activity requires project instructions, technical requirements, and lesson plans from the Microsoft® Hacking STEM website, including:

Build and Learn
Students build a sensor that measures the flexion and extension to learn about tracking the movement of a human finger. Next, they assemble a cardboard glove and attach multiple sensors to visualize how bones work within the skeletal system.

Connect Your Tools
Students connect their sensor-enabled glove (and/or finger) to the Excel® workbook via an Arduino® Uno microcontroller. Utilizing the graphics in Excel®, students determine the flexion extended by fingers when contracted.

Visualize the Data
Students run trials with the sensor-enabled glove and robotic hand to generate ideas to improve the range of tasks it can accomplish. Using a customized Excel® workbook, students can see real-time data input and analyze it.

Classroom kit includes materials for 6 student stations and takes 1-1/2 to 3 weeks of classroom time. Project requires materials from the Carolina® Arduino® Microcontroller Kit (item #770050) or the Carolina® micro:bit Microcontroller Kit (item #770055) and the Carolina® Tool Kit (item #770060). Please check the "What's Included" tab for details.

Microsoft® Hacking STEM Projects are a collection of inquiry-driven, standards-aligned lesson plans that integrate visualizing data into existing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. These hands-on activities engage students in computational and design thinking and situate them in solving real-world problems.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Breadboard 6 Needed, Not Included
Finger Template 6 Included
Robotic Hand Template 6 Included
Bone Label Sheet 6 Included
Milkshake Straws 30 Included
Male-to-Male Jumper Wires 174 Included
Breadboard, 170 pt 6 Included
U-Shaped Guide 6 Included
Felt, 1 x 3" 150 Included
Rubber Band, #16 18 Included
Transparent Tape, 3/4" W 6 Included
Mini Servo Motors 30 Included
Power Supply, 5 V, 2 A, DC 6 Included
Fishing Line, 50 cm 30 Included
Breadboard Adapter, Barrel Jack 6 Included
Solid Core Wire, #22, 30 cm 60 Included
Solid Core Wire, #22, 2 cm 10 Included
Copper Tape, 0.6 x 7 cm 120 Included
Male Breakaway Headers, 15 pin 6 Included
Resistor, 100 Ohm, 1/2 Watt 30 Included
Velostat, 1 x 8 cm 60 Included
Ruler 1 Needed, Not Included
Hole Punch 1 Needed, Not Included
Wire Strippers 1 Needed, Not Included
Arduino® Uno or micro:bit Microcontroller 6 Needed, Not Included
USB Cable Type A to Type B or Type A to Micro 6 Needed, Not Included
Sparkfun micro:bit Breakout 6 Needed, Not Included
Marker 1 Needed, Not Included
Hot Glue Gun 1 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 1 Needed, Not Included
Electrical Tape 1 Needed, Not Included