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Offline LightworkerNavenTopic starter

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How do you create a hand's framework?
« on: October 08, 2012, 07:25:03 PM »
I'm trying to figure out where to get the metal finger tubes for my hands.  How can I get a hold of the links without having to our my own in a clay mold using my welding torch?

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Re: How do you create a hand's framework?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 05:13:13 AM »
Can You buy a pipe and cut it to required lengths?
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Re: How do you create a hand's framework?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 10:03:39 AM »
That's a good idea.  I like that and yes I could.  I never thought about using half of a pipe.  I kept thinking about a squared piece of material, but a half pipe will make it easier to put the latex over it.  Thanks.

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Re: How do you create a hand's framework?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 10:06:30 AM »
I saw this article and I think I'll make fingers with steel rods and create a pulley system using Dyneema like they did.  Hopefully someone else finds this helpful, too.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/dlr-super-robust-robot-hand

 


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