Flexy-Hand Hinge Mould

by Gyrobot, published

Flexy-Hand Hinge Mould by Gyrobot May 6, 2014

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A mould that you can print out and inject silicon sealant, latex, polyurethane, etc to make your own flexible hinges for the Flexy-Hand, Flexy-Hand 2, or other applications.
Due to the new additional hinges for the Flexy-Hand 2 gauntlet attachment, I have modified this mould from the original 2 half design.



Print as many moulds off as you wish.
For each Flexy-Hand you will need 4 of the tallest hinges and 11 of the middle height. And for the Flexy-Hand 2, you will need 2 of the lowest hinges for the gauntlet attachment.
Place tape over the lower surface to stop sealant leaking.
Tip : To help reduce adhesion of the sealant to the mould, a few techniques could be used : Dust lightly with talc/chalk or lightly coat with oil, butter etc.

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Thanks so much. So kind of you.

would you be able to use sugru for these hinges?

Yes or even Oogoo :

But to help prevent the hinge from tearing, I recommend small piece of cotton to be cut and placed in the mould, to help arrest any cracks.