Before we go on exploring this blog, let us know what Soft Robotics is. It deals with making the robot fluidic and multi-functional so that it can biomimic itself to exhibit more of human or any other random animal like behavior. You can take Tony Stark’s Iron Man suits for example. Ok, are we going to know about something like suit? It is sort of similar to it, but you cannot wear it and it is totally non-lethal in use. But then Tony Stark had a huge lab. Yes he did, and so do other geniuses working on this technology. What about the Garage genius? Let’s find out a way.
Taking out of the Hi-tech labs to the garage labs is this DIY by Brian Klutch of the Popular Mechanics. Using simple plastic lubes, pump hoses and simple flexible items, he explores making out a hand that works quite a lot on the idea of Soft Robotics.
Making it even more accessible is the usage of Arduino Mega making it, which, however, doesn’t make it a less tiring project. Apart from the Arduino, the other attachments for this DIY vary from an air compressor to an FET board.
What you would get as end result is a smart robotic hand that can be used in almost as many ways as a human hand can be. You can use it to count, move things, give directions, fist, hold or other similar gestures and uses.
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