DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)
Backyard Brains Logo

Neuroscience for Everyone!

+1 (855) GET-SPIKES (855-438-7745)

items ()
DIY Cyborg Hand! Fully Assembled Example


DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)

DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)



1 - 999$49.99

Please Note: This product is dependent on another! It plugs into, and thus requires, the Claw Bundle.

Neuroprosthetics are cutting-edge biomedical devices that bring ability back to people's lives who have suffered neurological illness or physical injury. They also have the potential to enhance human ability as this technology develops in the future! With this kit, students can build their own neuroprosthetic "cyborg hands," which they can then control with the electrical activity of their nervous system!

This kit is a powerful, hands-on way to teach many cross-cutting concepts, like anatomy, physiology, engineering, biology, and of course neuroscience! Students can better understand how their nerves, muscles, tendons, and pulleys work together to control their hands. Students will be the engineer, designing a real prosthetic, and then brainstorm ways that this tool and this technology could literally help people.

Not sure where to start? Consider this Starter Kit

The Brain-Machine Interface Classroom Bundle includes everything we recommend to get started with a class of up to 30x students.

Complex Ideas made Simple for all ages!

Classroom Implementation Example

For a great example of neuroprosthetics impacting students in an educational and social way, check out this example from a Middle School classroom in Riverview, MI: 8th Grade Students Develop Neuroprosthetics Designed to Assist Senior Citizens, Win State-Wide Awards

Includes Materials for 5x Students to build their own DIY Neuroprosthetics

  • 5x Foam Hands (variety colors)
  • 5x Sheets of Balsa Wood
  • 5x Servo Motors
  • 5x Lengths of thread
  • 5x Pencils
  • 10x colored straws (variety colors)

This lab is designed with the intent that the student will keep and take-home their cyborg hand after building it. It is not intended for students to disassemble and rebuild.

More than 5x students? Invest in more than 1x kit!

This kit is designed to offer a modular way to outfit classes of different sizes with all the materials needed to perform the experiment. It is also a "refill pack," for educators who want multiple classes, or students every year, to build their own neuroprosthetics.

Required Companion Kit

PLEASE NOTE: Again, this is not a stand-alone product. It requires: