Gesture Controlled Soft Robot Tentacle
About the project
A soft robot controlled with a wrist mounted accelerometer.
Platforms: Adafruit, Seeed Studio
Estimated time: 6 days
License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)
Items used in this project
I wanted to make a simple soft robot. The soft robot has 3 chambers inflated by air pumps. Once made I created a small wrist mounted accelerometer (Arduino nano 33 ble sense), to control the movements of the tentacle in a fun way. The tentacle mold was made with a mixture of ecoflex 00-30 & dragonskin 10 (ecoflex 00-50 may be enough, so that the cost goes down..... but it wasn't tested). The air pumps & the the air valves are all controlled with one relay each (making that part of the code super simple).
Schematics, diagrams and documents
CAD, enclosures and custom parts
Hi, I'm Computer Scientist, love robotics & programming.
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