Silicone Suction Grippers

These are a few small conformable suction grippers that can grip onto flat surfaces with the help of a vacuum.

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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/

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Materials and methods

Materials:
PLA/ABS filament
​Silicone Caulk​
​Ecoflex silicone (Any type will do, I used 00-50)
Small zip-tie
1/4" barbed connector OR 1/8" tubing

Tools:
Clamp
Cup
Spoon
Flush snips
3D printer
Screwdriver​
Vacuum source (you can use a designated vacuum pump or just your mouth)

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B21da4db0cf3410d41103e3338b481fd?default=blank&size=40ProjectCentral added this to the UTILITY collection ago
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