So my teammates and I were discussing some good claw design and we came up with the idea of C-Channel cut into 6 parts with 3 parts of the 6 cut on each arm of the claw. The 3 parts would be connected by 4 gussets (2 on the top and 2 on the bottom of the arm of the claw). Then each arm would be connected to 2 gears with one motor.
(By the way, should we use 2 motors or 1? We currently only have 1, but if necessary we can bump up to 2.)