Thingiverse user Chiprobot shared a conforming robotic hand using 3D printed parts.
In the video, Chiprobot demonstrates how the hand works and his design process for capturing a scan of his hand, importing reference photos into CAD and extruding geometry based on vector outlines traced over the reference photo. Great use of mechanical engineering to create an interesting.
This is a single 3D printed Conforming Animatronic hand with an “Opposable” Primate thumb.
It uses Fly-By-Cable wires to activate each finger , thumb and knuckle joints.
Full Build Instructions can be found here.
Each cable can be operated individually or in combination to animate the hand either manually or autonomously with Hobby Servo control.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!