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by Gianteye
Tue May 12, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Soft Robotics Electronics Module
Replies: 4
Views: 3745

Re: Soft Robotics Electronics Module

Great work! Seeing an untethered Glaucus in the wild would be amazing.

Any chance of uploading the design/schematics to Thingiverse or similar so other folks can use it on their own soft robotics projects?
by Gianteye
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: PneuNets Extending Actuator
Replies: 1
Views: 3213

Re: PneuNets Extending Actuator

Excellent work. Thanks for posting. Any ideas on what you'll use them for? If you're specifically looking to perfect an extending actuator to act like a piston in a soft robotics context, you might also play with other geometries and materials. You'll notice that the PneuNets bots all have chambers ...
by Gianteye
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Squid
Replies: 2
Views: 3825

Re: Squid

Howdy. I think these soft bots have some really interesting applications in underwater ROV's. One of the difficulties is regulating buoyancy. There's actually a thread on the OpenROV forum here about trying to power a soft gripper with water vs air pressure. In general ribbed chambers will expand th...
by Gianteye
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: The Glaucus
Replies: 3
Views: 4070

The Glaucus

Hi, folks. I just finished the latest Super-Releaser design. It's a soft robotic quadruped called the Glaucus, and I urge you to give it a look. This post has links to where you can download the design, read a tutorial on how to make your own, and lots more. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/13301...
by Gianteye
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Designs
Topic: Your tentacle
Replies: 7
Views: 7797

Re: Your tentacle

The valves I'm using just bleed when there's pressure on them and I have a needle valve inline with the air supply to allow the pressure back out. I'm not certain if the Adafruit valves bleed when there's back pressure. I'm using a board that came with a bunch of these on it, but they're pretty scar...
by Gianteye
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Designs
Topic: Flowering Plant
Replies: 1
Views: 3000

Re: Flowering Plant

I'm going to give this one some thought and try to do a detailed response later. On a first pass, it seems pretty doable. You might be able to get the flower to inflate with a texture like an eye on it by casting the silicone sheet that closes off the robot on top of a plastic sheet laser etched wit...
by Gianteye
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Designs
Topic: Official Super-Releaser Bots
Replies: 0
Views: 7528

Official Super-Releaser Bots

This post contains an up-to-date list of all the Super-Releaser soft robot releases, their proper names, rev numbers, and accompanying documentation/downloads. Post in this thread with links to any experiments you've done with them, threads with questions and comments about them, and your own forks ...
by Gianteye
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Your tentacle
Replies: 7
Views: 7797

Re: Your tentacle

Excellent! Glad to hear the tentacle worked. I also had trouble with getting fastenings and air fittings on to the silicone bots in the beginning. My solution for that has been to laser cut a wooden base for the bot with holes slightly smaller than the hoses that I'm putting into it. When I push the...
by Gianteye
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Designs
Topic: Your tentacle
Replies: 7
Views: 7797

Re: Your tentacle

Howdy, Seeing the experiments you're producing is pretty exciting. It really validates what I'm doing when other people are able to pick up one of my designs and run with it. I think I might be able to help you with some of the flaws you're seeing in the castings. You should try casting the cores in...