Make Your Own Robotic Hand with 3D Printing

© hairygael

We love 3D printing here at TreeHugger. The technology gives people the ability to make exactly what they need, when they need it, with no waste and without parts having to be shipped from far away manufacturers. We also love robots (who doesn't love robots?). So, you can imagine the geek-out that the 3D-printed robot hand in the video below has caused.

According to the HackedGadgets post, the robotic hand and forearm were designed and printed on a 3D Touch printer by a user named hairygael. The joints are filled with servo motors and an Arduino platform and keyboard control the thing. The creator has some kinks to work out, as he shows on the video, but that makes this robotic hand no less cool.

If you have access to a 3D printer and experience with robotics, you can get instructions for making the robot hand here.

This project is a great example of how 3D printing can be used by hobbyists and professionals alike to design and build amazing things. We especially love seeing 3D printing moving beyond just little plastic objects to more high tech designs.

Tags: Downloadable Design | Electronics | Technology

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