Happy Independence to all! Finally some free time from school and work. I was able to finish up most of the input connections to the Arduino, including the flex sensors necessary for the hand motors. All that is left is to contruct the animatronic hand to connect to the motors on the upper portion, put all the components together, and write the programming. I expect to be finished by this by the end of this month or August.
Also, I finished the technical drawing and construction of the major hardware for the base.