A simple gripper that lets e.DO handle light parts with different shapes and/or sizes.
Any robot without a tool is just about useless, and handling is one of the most common tasks. You can find different grippers online but most have limited flexibility, so we decided to design a simple yet flexible gripper that can manipulate different objects, is easy to configure and is suitable for use with an external or internal grip.
HOW IS MADE / HOW TO MAKE IT
We used commercially-available and 3-D printed parts, which we assembled together with a servo model actuator. The actuator is driven by a dedicated electric board. We then added a “moveable finger” directly to the server actuator and two “fixed fingers” on the main plate. The fingers can also be assembled in different positions if needed.
ASSETS AND RESOURCESe.DO_flex-effector.mp4.zip
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