Let's Make Robots!

coffe balloon gripper

this is just a really cool way of makking a gripper. i belive it pushes the balloon around the object the puts preasure on the coffe so it jams around it. i think sort of

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I made one and here's the video of it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNHO57PyV0

I saw this (probaby on HackADay) a while back and found it most interesting.  I'm considering using it on my robot-forever-in-planning if only because I'd need more servos than I care to use if I want to have some sort of end effector.

Sparkfun has a tutorial using their vacuum pump.

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10398

Simple and useful as it is, I still think claws do a better job of saying "robot."

 

damn thats kewl :D