When life gives you lemons, build robots

I smashed my finger in my door today. It hurt like hell, and I need to make sure I didn't hurt it again.

But I had to type! So I built a splint/typing claw out of a Lego NXT kit I had sitting around.

Obviously it's a short step to building a mechanized exoskeleton for my finger. So that's what I did. One button lowers the finger, the other raises it. If I move it on my own, it will automatically bring it back to the resting position.



I figure if I'm going to lose a nail it may as well go out with a bang of a door and a robotic exoskeleton.