This a project done by me and my partner Moran Davoodi, the project was done under the supervision of Yoav Medan, in the Bio-medical engineering department at the Technion and in conjunction with Haifa3D.
The goal of the project was to add the sense of touch to a 3D printed Raptor Reloaded,
this was achieved using 3 type of sensors: pressure, location and temperature (the temperature sensor is mainly used to protect the hand from excessive heat). The feedback to the user is passed using a feedback band which is based on 2 servo motors and a vibration motor.
The entire design is based on simple off the shelf parts and the cost is ~60$ in addition to the regular cost of the Raptor Reloaded.
download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1703892
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