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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Catching up Again

Wow, time really flies... I spent a big chunk of July catching, and recovering from pneumonia. I opened my web store for Bioloid accessories - http://www.huvrobotics.com. People are buying IMUs and USB bus interface boards. I'm still waiting on a new stencil for my foot pressure sensor board, so I can start making them again without wasting 2 boards out of 3.

Oh yeah, and I got the first prototype new gripper working. This new gripper is designed to use a couple AX-12's as the actuators, just to make things simple.

Here's a movie of it working: Gripper-Working (5.9 MB)

The Brain Engineering guys are going to use these grippers on a new version of BrainBot that I'm working on.

*The BrainBot project is directed and funded by the Brain Engineering Lab and Neukom Institute

2 Comments:

  • I really liked this gripper design of yours. I just wanted to know if there are any schematics of the gripper available for viewing?

    If not, i wanted to ask if the passive finger was moved via some sort of grain train or some other method? (The active finger is the one attached to the crack, attached to the servo).

    Other than that, nice blog :) Im adding u to my rss favs :)

    By Anonymous c0d3r, At March 3, 2009 3:42 AM  

  • Hi - each finger has a gear mesh at the base, which interlocks with each other. This gear is printed right into the finger, and works really well.

    http://www.huv.com/Gripper-Fingers-Render.png shows how it works.

    By Blogger Jon Hylands, At March 3, 2009 7:51 AM  

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