This was designed by the Auburn University Assistive Technology Design Lab as a part of the AT design collaboration. Our students worked with a disabled military veteran who used a wheelchair and had somewhat limited dexterity. Daily, our client/user took prescription medicine and would often drop one or more, resulting in quite a challenge. While a number of telescoping “grabbers” existed on the market (claws, adhesive, magnetic), none were specialized to pick up tiny items with the geometry of prescription medicine.
Note: The grabber head was printed with NinjaFlex and the connector part was printed with ABS, though PLA should work.
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!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.