Silicone Suction Grippers
These are a few small conformable suction grippers that can grip onto flat surfaces with the help of a vacuum.Maker/DIY
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About a month ago, Dan Royer from Marginally Clever Robots contacted me about making a vacuum gripper for his jigsaw puzzle solving pick-and-place. I made him 4 different sized suction grippers, that when paired with some source of a vacuum, can stick to objects.
Instructable Guide: http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Suction-Grippers/
Materials and methods
Ecoflex silicone (Any type will do, I used 00-50)
1/4" barbed connector OR 1/8" tubing
Vacuum source (you can use a designated vacuum pump or just your mouth)
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