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Working robot hand [message #45583] Fri, 16 March 2012 01:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar Anthromod  is currently offline Anthromod
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Hi everyone I've been working on making a functional robotic hand. Below I'll add a link to a youtube vid of it going through some servo tests.
Normal shapeways materials rules still apply.

http://anthromod.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/DSCF0303.jpg

http://anthromod.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/DSCF0312.jpg

Oh and to show that it can be painted, I gave one hand a steam punk-esque paint job with metallic enamel paints. Don't be too harsh since it's been a few years since I last painted anything like it!

http://anthromod.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/20120315_222422.jpg

http://anthromod.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/20120315_222509.jpg

Oh also the servo test on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfJgoa8zlho

This is an on going project and I plan to release upgrades as well as modular add ons, to try and extend functionality.
Re: Working robot hand [message #45589 is a reply to message #45583 ] Fri, 16 March 2012 05:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar arklan  is currently offline arklan
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excellent!
Re: Working robot hand [message #45608 is a reply to message #45589 ] Sat, 17 March 2012 03:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Anthromod  is currently offline Anthromod
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Thanks arklan.
Any feedback from anyone else would be grateful. Any impressions. I would really like this to be successful!
Re: Working robot hand [message #45612 is a reply to message #45583 ] Sat, 17 March 2012 06:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar leorolph  is currently offline leorolph
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I really like this, i have many sketches i have done over the years of similar designs. feedback hmmm.. maybe for the next version the fingers could have a sideways moving option, maybe two strings per finger and the fingers pivot sideways at the knuckle. and an option for the thump to pivot out the side, so the hand could be flat on a surface if wanted. also the shape of the hand (palm) more a nautral hand shape, also some flexion in the palm would be good:)
Re: Working robot hand [message #45705 is a reply to message #45612 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 19:38 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Anthromod  is currently offline Anthromod
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Hi leo, thanks for the reply. I plan to include elements such as you describe as updates later on, and hopefully much sooner than later! Alas I spent a lot of time over the last year trying to do a bit too much, as my blog can attest to. However shapeways now seems cheap enough for me to sell through them.

May I ask if anyone has been put off because screws/nuts/pins need to be acquired separately? The exact type are described in my assembly instructions here http://anthromod.com/index.php/assembly-instructions
Excluding shipping costs they can be obtained for just over £3 from http://www.allfix.co.uk/Home

Also any fishing line narrower than 1mm can be used for tendons.

[Updated on: Mon, 19 March 2012 19:43 UTC]


 
   
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