Like pretty much all things robotic, we learned about them first from science fiction but cyborgs, which involve both organic and mechanical parts, have been a real thing for years now. Especially in Japan, machines called powered exoskeletons (or power suits) have been used in many industries to make people's work easier. So something like the Elekit MR-9112 Cyborg Hand is immediately recognizable to many people in Japan, though science fiction manga and anime have certainly played their role in this, too!
Using the 201 pieces contained in this kit, you can with simple tools (basically a Philips-head screwdriver, pair of nippers, and pair of scissors) build a functioning mechanical hand that you can wear over yours and operate through your own movements. Everything you do is transferred to the cyborg hand through the use of a hydraulic circuit, so there's no need for batteries or any external power source. Become your own cyborg with this unique toy suitable for anyone aged 10 and above!
The Elekit MR-9112 Cyborg Hand features:
- Model: MR-9112
- Dimensions: approx. 125 x 205 x 400 mm (4.9 x 8 x 15.7") (assembled)
- Weight: approx. 400 g (14 oz)
- Number of parts: 201
- Max. lifting weight: approx. 600 g (21 oz)
- Tools required: Philips screwdriver, nippers, scissors, water
- For ages 10 and over
- No soldering required
- No battery required
- Power source: user's hand, hydraulic
- Instructions: Japanese