Still developing, but so far I’ve got the push button prototype working great. The one issue that I’ve seen with the Mantis Claw is that it really wants to hold on, but not let go.
This remix modifies the top plate, the top arms, and adds a button in order to allow the mantis claw to release what ever it has grabbed. They modified parts are identified by the blue pieces in the photo. This could potentially be pushed by a small actuator electronically.
download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1696001
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