August 25, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Flat Soft Actuators #3DPrinting #3DThursday

XYZAidan shared this print on Thingiverse

This Customizer script allows you to input a black and white .png image and receive the mold and stencil to create a soft pneumatic silicone actuator that will inflate to the shape of the image.

Instructables guide on how to build it: http://www.instructables.com/id/Flat-Soft-Actuators-From-Images

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/LlxUZABcah0

Based on the work found here: http://www.kevincgalloway.com/portfolio/zero-volume-air-chambers/

UPDATE: Thingiverse user Neon22 suggested some revisions and made some changes to my code that make it easier to work with offline. Here is the link: https://gist.github.com/Neon22/9ec0b7e6518b1c3fb93bbd68f6eafa99

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