Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ok I’m the first to admit that videos and the electronic parts of this project are not my forte. I believe that this is a major reason why I haven’t got as much traction in the community as I’d like.

I therefor offer a chance for a free (or heavily discounted) Mk3 hand, on the basis that it is used in a manner that is publically visible (eg youtube video) and the anthromod name is mentioned. If you have a background in robotics or the maker/hacker community, and have a background of producing videos of your projects, then get in touch via the comments below.

Or you can send me an email at “websitename”@gmail.com (trying to avoid unecessary spam).

I’m anticipating the Mk3 to be available around early september. Here’s a quick render of the finger covers to give you a taste.

 

Ok I realised that it was kinda stupid to try and build a community to talk about and develop the anthromod designs if there was no place for a community to actually form! So from now on we have a forum to discuss the project, as well as general 3d printing, robotics, future stuff etc.

My site wasn’t designed with a forum to test, and so aesthetically it’s not the best, but functionally it should be all there. Will try and make it look better once I figure out exactly which parts to fiddle with.

So I’ve received the finger test parts from shapeways. Good news is that parts of each work,  I just need to design a finger with all the parts that work! That really isn’t a big deal so I can justify incorporating the design into the whole hand.

A moving story about 3d printing an exoskeleton for a young girl with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. This results in stiff joints and underdeveloped muscles.
http://www.stratasys.com/Resources/Case-Studies/Medical-FDM-Technology-Case-Studies/Nemours.aspx