Inmoov's New Gripper

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I found a design for a robotic gripper on Instructables, so I thought I would make one for my InMoov. The basic design was done by Techiebot here's the link to it;
http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Gripper-Syringe-Powered/

I had to design and print a few parts to adapt everything to fit into the arm of my robot. It will pick up small objects and with a little more suction the gripper could pickup bigger objects.
The EZ-Robot OS sure makes it easy to animated things like this but I don't need to tell you all that.

The first video shows it working and the second one describes the build.



Jeremie
Commented April 2015
Nice work Bob! I've also wanted to try building one of those types of grippers but just never had the time. Sweet implementation!
Aerius
Commented April 2015
Great idea Bob, very inspiring.
Your Inmoov looks and moves so naturally.
bhouston
Commented April 2015
Thanks for your comments.
I printed a new forearm so I can swap it out for the original one. I find that the HS- 755 servo has lots of power to pull the syringe.
This was an interesting experiment, I think I'm going to try a small pump for the next version, to create more vacuum, then the gripper can be larger. The problem is finding a membrane that is the right size.
MovieMaker
Commented April 2015
COOL!
bhouston
Commented April 2015
I agree it looks a little odd! It was a proof of concept and a challenge to see if I could fit the mechanism in the forearm of the robot.
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Published on Friday, April 10, 2015