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DIY Soft Robotic Tentacle
Soft Robotic Grabber (No 3D Printer Required)
very nice. I tried one before, from another instructable, which uses ogoo (corn starch + silicone) that worked fine, and I'll try your approach too. I'm using an arduino uno to control an air pump to make my "robot" move.
You have got the gist of it. I applaud your ingenuity, here,s a little secret to take it to the next level,.Buy a long length of coiled spring, open at similar points like your finger ,(these are stretched openings) ,apply pressure inside your tube fitted. Spring will bulge at openings, acting coiled spring duplicates movement like a real finger, Experiment and you could end up with a ROBOTIC HAND.Regards Stephen Fitton.
Have you considered using pvc as a mold to create three hollow tubes and bonding them together and to the claw to add a tactile arm to your assembly? You might even have two sections of these tri-tube assemblies in series to give it the ability to bend in multiple places, which would make it harder to control by hand, but more versatile. Just an idea to try, but by no means my own.
Agreed, might be a good alternative to cable controlled. - syates3
That's really interesting. Cool project! - Fathomlis
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