Mantis Gripper

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Mantis Gripper by 4ndreas Apr 13, 2016
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Great arm! Really looks strong and precise!

Hi, very nice work, amazing !
What materiel did you use for print ? It is PLA, nylon or ... ?

Think he prints everything in ABS if I remember from the video logs

Jun 8, 2016 - Modified Jun 8, 2016

I love this ^-^

Any idea on how to add feedback to this gripper so that it knows when something is successfully held? Want it to be able to adapt to objects of different shapes and sizes.

You could embed a pressure sensor on the gripper itself, or a torque sensor on the gear axle, Or, as an indirect means, you could monitor servo current (run a calibration on current versus pressure beforehand).

One solution would be to monitor the servo current.
Another way is to use sensors, like FSR...

fma - in reply to

About adapting to shape/size, you could mix this grip with this design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1487390

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Apr 17, 2016 - Modified Apr 18, 2016

I love this almost as much as the arm itself. Will you be uploading the ipt files onto git? Would love to integrate this into a project I am currently working on.

I'm also interested in source CAD files so that I can change some of the hole sizes in the model.
Are you going to push these models to github?

A man and his quest for a robot to hold his coffee....beautiful

thank you for sharing your amazing work and the professional video
i love your work

Apr 13, 2016 - Modified Apr 13, 2016

As always great work and thank you for sharing. I have started printing this already but it seems that the gear is missing?

On another note and for others who may make this. I have also printed one of the openhand models and have come to the same conclusions as you. But I did not have the urethane when I printed mine so I used silicone sealant in its place. It seems to work very well and is very sticky, but takes a long time to cure.

Thank you again

I'm sorry I uploaded the wrong parts. I fixed it.

That's wonderful. Thank you

How about using ninjaflex for the rubberised parts? these parts could be stuck on after printing

Well this rubber is softer and kind of sticky. The ninjaflex is very smooth. Sure it's better than ABS but I think the rubber is better for gripping much more like skin. But on the other hand ninjaflex is clearly tougher.