Just received my new JD and going through battery charging and calibration prior to assembly. Attached to the inner of JD's claws are some foam inserts, and they seem to be attached very firmly, perhaps even glued in? None of the assembly instructions depict the foam and leaving them there would seem to offer a degree of resistance against the grippers closing completely.
Just wanted to triple check before removing the inserts that this is the correct procedure? If the inserts weren't attached so securely I would have had no hesitation but I don't want to ruin the poor guy if they are not supposed to be removed.
Sorry if this is a repeat question, I searched the forum for 'claw' , foam' and 'insert' with the Revolution JD tag but couldn't find anything relevant although I vaguely remember seeing a similar question posted previously.
Thanks for the advice.
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do you mean there comming new hands with foam in ?
photo booth will be up soon
i think these claws are way to fragiel.one finger for sure.
Yes, that's the way I was thinking of doing it. Got all the Dremel bits and blades I need to try it. The required skills may be lacking however.
Excellent! That's exactly how I thought it could come out modifying an existing claw to make it 3-finger-like. Printing a set would save a lot of work trying to modify an existing claw. Might not work worth a darn after all.
I don't think the strength of the plastic will be a factor since the servo is not all that powerful. I doubt it could break the fingers. But, again, who knows. Just have to try it and see. Modifying the existing claws, however, would probably make for a stronger claw since they are molded plastic.
For now though, I think I'll wait and see what Richard comes up with.
you have to make the one fingered smaller and round up the edges.
3d printed parts breaks more rapidly cause its not all filled up,some 15 %
or even 50% it can also burn up the mini servo if the one finger goes not,
straight into the two fingered part.iqbot use this tree figered grippers.
they use metal rods and metal spacers to guid the one fingered into the two fingerd.thats why you need to round up the side edges.