I've become interested in different kinds of dinosaurs lately, and have also been on a creature design kick. Let's talk about Troodons.
Troodons were a type of theropod dinosaur with unusually large brains and excellent senses. Some people have thought that had extinction not occurred, the Troodons could have evolved intelligence similar to humans. I've decided that I'm going to create a world where this actually did happen.
Real-life Troodons had hands and feet like raptors, maxed out at around 3ft tall and 11ft long. They also would have had feathers on their body and arms. I may push the height on these guys to around 4-5ft tall, but I haven't decided yet.
What I wanted to focus on for this question is their hands. Troodontid dinosaurs have three fingers on each hand, and I don't know if that would limit their dexterity. I think that if I change one finger to a thumb, that might make their grip stronger.
Here's what I'm asking:
Could a three fingered dinosaur like a Troodon make tools?
If they could, what might they look like?