Close observation of the fingers revealed what appeared to be compression springs inside them though, as I
said, they were supposed to be computer components or memory chips. I did a lot of searches on the Google machine for springs with the only viable local source being Lowe's hardware stores. I purchased several but they were just a tad too big for the size of hand I wanted to build. I came across a company on New Jersey called Swisco (a parts supplier parts storm window & doors) which had springs in the shape and size I wanted, roughly three and four inches long.
My first pour was for the fingers (excluding the thumb) to act as a base to the other assemblies. While this was curing, I found an small battery blister pack in which I placed the sound card assembly and filled it with resin. When this part cured, I removed the acrylic encased sound card assembly from the blister pack and set it aside.
The next step was to find “stuff” that looked like the items inside the original prop. Though I wanted to copy the internals of the hand as closely as I could, I realized that was all but impossible but I found a few that would pass. These ranged from a small block of balsa wood, coat hanger wire, a telephone speaker, a couple Dremel steel cutting wheels, small metal parts from my stash and so on.
Once I assembled all the parts, I inserted them into the vinyl glove which I had suspended from a loop of wire mounter on a sheet of plywood to hold it upright. After I had positioned everything to my satisfaction, I did a final pour, hoping for the best. Alas that was not to be. While I had inserted some of the parts, I had accidentally punctured the glove roughly 3/2 of the way up which leaked out. Fortunately, I had placed the glove apparatus in a plastic pan that caught all of the spill. I was now forced to wait 72 hours for the partially filled glove to cure at which point, I plugged the leak with hot glue and topped off the glove with resin up into the wrist area.