Loading

Conical Robotic Tentacle

by gianteye, published

Conical Robotic Tentacle by gianteye Jan 14, 2013

Description

This is an early prototype for a soft robotic tentacle. These files form the mold, in which you cast two part RTV silicone. These were printed on a modified Z-Corp printer, with Viridis' material MakerDust forming the outer shell, and corn starch forming the inner core.

You can find more details on har.ms/category/blog/soft-robots/

More from Engineering

view more

Liked By

view all

License

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

Instructions

Print two copies of the outer mold, and one copy of the inner core in a soluble material like corn starch. Alternatively you can print an inner core, cast it, and duplicate it in wax to form a soluble core. Then, assemble the mold together with 1/4-20 bolts and pour two part RTV silicone into the void. I used Smooth-On MoldMax for one of the more successful prototypes.

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Top