A proof of concept printable hand with "live hinge" flexible joints. Individually activated fingers using Filaflex filament (or nylon fishing wire) as tendons.
Printed in PLA and with Filaflex hinges.
Re-mix this idea (STEP-file of body included) into your own robotic or prosthetic project.
- Fingers open automatically, no return tendons or springs needed.
- "Frictionless" articulation - no rubbing parts.
- Stretchable tendons offering adaptive grip on irregular objects (only one motor required to activate all fingers).
- Fully printable solution, no vitamins required.
- Tough and rugged.
- Realistic form under a surgical glove.
Here is an article about the Flexy-Hand on 3DPrint.com.
And a video + video review (Thanks to 3DUniverse.org and jesimon).
The 1st printed Flexy-Hand is now on display in the iMakr Store, London