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3D Printed Robotic Hand

A project in Manchester, United Kingdom by Christopher Chappell

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By using 3D printing we can dramatically cut the cost of humanoid robotics. Make the future happen faster.
Backers: 155
Average Pledge Per Backer: £78

Funded: £12,086 of £10,000
Dates: Mar 11th -> Apr 10th (30 days)
Project By: Christopher Chappell
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Latest News

Very quickly now.

April 10th - via:
Hi everybody and thanks for getting us this far. We have less than 30 minutes to go before the deadline. If you've been tempted to upgrade your pledge this is your last opportunity to do so. We are less than £200 from our 12K stretch goal, which... (Read More)

The larger system.

April 8th - via:
I thought you would be interested in seeing how the hand and forearm is actually part of a larger system. Here are a few rough pictures of the arm and shoulder assembly. Less than 2 full days to go now. Let's see if we can reach the £12K stretch... (Read More)


April 7th - via:
Well we have passed our goal of £10K, but we don't want to end there. The more pledged means the more we can offer our backers. In fact I'm announcing a stretch goal to £12,000. If we reach £12K then we will offer the ability to choose from a... (Read More)

Printing video.

April 5th - via:
Hi everybody. We're 4 days away from our deadline and have less than £900 to go! I know we can make it. In the background Easton and I have been further refining our manufacturing methods, to make it as streamlined as possible. Hopefully this means... (Read More)

Kickstart a 3D-printed robotic hand

April 5th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to get an ultracheap 3D-printed robotic hand into production. (Read More)

Quick Video [Pictures]

March 24th - via:
Hey everyone, this is a quick update showing that we are making progress in the designs and models. We have also been playing around with acetone vapor to give the models a nice finish.  (Read More)

A little later than planned

March 23rd - via:
Firstly thank you to everyone who has pledged so far and have helped promoted this project. We had hoped to provide an update last monday, as a 1 week update. Unfortunately both Easton and I have had more difficult schedules than expected. Since we... (Read More)

Question asked about InMoov

March 11th - via:
I was just asked a question about how we differ from the InMoov arm. The InMoov arm for anyone that doesn't know is an awesome 3d printed arm designed by Gael, whose files are on thingiverse. Firstly we have focused more on refining the hand design... (Read More)

1st update

March 11th - via:
I thought you might like to see some more pictures of the prototype. These were printed by the 3D printing company shapeways, and then painted with faux carbon fibre and metallic paints. Paint scheme was somewhat inspired by the Deus ex:HR arm.  (Read More)

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