View Full Version : Mechanical Gripper Mechanism

03-18-2010, 11:17 PM
Hey i want to make a gripper for basic task like picking a ball or something with a very basic design as i am beginner. Can someone please give me some good mechanisms. Drawing of the mechanisms, if available, will be of great help..

03-19-2010, 12:08 AM
You can modify a DVD lens.It has a Rack & Pinion ie linear movement.one hand would be stationary & the other will have a linear movement using the rack & pinion system that the lens has.This a very basic version but cheap & effective.The lens cost 80 bucks & an old one may be for free of cost.I got it for free.

CD ROM from a computer can also be used.

You can also buy a professional ready made such as this: