• Planetary Gripper

    darkredhorse09/11/2017 at 23:23 0 comments

    The very early inspiration for the current version of the gripper came in three pieces:

    1) The ring gear and the planet carriers could be outfitted with fingers

    2)The planet gears themselves could be the drivers for the fingers

    3) From a previous two-jawed gripper, the strange triangular, pivoting-about-their-centre "fingers" could conform to different shapes by pivoting like windshield wipers do to conform to a windshield

    The result is odd-looking, but can pickup virtually any shape, a wide range of sized objects, and grips from outside or inside a larger hollow object as needed.