Here is my previous version of "Thing", you can see the double-stacked pullys used as an offset mechanism, and the clunky sled mechanism at the back. This model barely moved because there was just too much weight for the fingers to work well.
This version was actually designed to be able to turn. The left 2 fingers were controlled by one motor and the right 2 fingers were controlled by the other motor. The problem was that the main axle had to be split in the middle to account for the 2 sides. This meant that a lot of the power from the outer drive gears was lost due to pieces on the cam shaft flexing. I could have fixed this by seperating the 2 halves a lot more and driving each of them from both sides, but then it would have looked like 2 sets of 2 fingers, not a single hand. So in the final version I dropped back to a single cam shaft, driven by 2 motors to maximize power.
The .RBT file for both models is the same, it's pretty much just A and C move forward 100%.