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May 22, 2014 AT 10:51 am

Animatronic conforming Hand #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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.

Download and Full instructions available on Thingiverse


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