Working robot hand

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Anthromod, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Anthromod
    Anthromod New Member
    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. arklan
    arklan New Member
    excellent!
     
  3. Anthromod
    Anthromod New Member
    Thanks arklan.
    Any feedback from anyone else would be grateful. Any impressions. I would really like this to be successful!
     
  4. leorolph
    leorolph New Member
    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:)
     
  5. Anthromod
    Anthromod New Member
    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012