This is my school project for the 5th year of high school.
It consists in an artificial hand controlled by a glove with
flex sensors. The artificial hand reproduces the movements of the hand with the control glove. The hand and the glove works both with Arduino.
I just wanted to share my work for everyone interested 🙂
This guide is still in development, sorry if some parts are not clear, I’ll put some 3D images in future.
I’m sharing something about my project on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gabry295The materials needed for the control glove are:
• an elastic glove;
• Lilypad Arduino board (there are different versions, which usually only have 4 analog inputs, so pay attention and buy the one in the image);
• Shield to connect the Xbee module;
• 5 Flex sensors;
• 5 resistors: 47 KΩ;
• battery pack with 3×1.5 V batteries (Lilypad can be powered from 2.7 to 5.5 V, so 4.5 V it’s ok);
• LilyPad FTDI adapter (quite optional).
The materials needed for the robotic hand are:
• a steel structure for the palm of the hand and wood for the fingers;
• Arduino UNO board;
• 5 servomotors;
• to connect the servomotors I used the Robot_Shield from FuturaElettronica, which has also a switching regulator to power the entire circuit, but you can use any shield made for that;
• Shield to connect the XBee module (I made an horrible one, but it’s economic and I needed to make it small because of the size of the Robot_Shield, you can buy even XBee shields which have also pins to connect the servomotors);
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