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Animatronic Hand

Animatronic Hand © GPL3+

A Cool Hand which can mimic the gestures of a Human hand.

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Components and supplies

Necessary tools and machines

Hy gluegun
Hot glue gun (generic)
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Digilent Screwdriver

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About this project

Hey Guys, I am Nuts and Bolts. I made a Project; I call it as an Animatronic Hand.

Animatronics is the cross between the animation and the electronics. Basically, Animatronics is the mechanized puppet. It can be remotely controlled or preprogrammed. Animatronics refers to the use of robotic devices to emulate a human or an animal, or bring lifelike characteristics to an otherwise inanimate object. This is a technique of making and operating lifelike robots, typically for use in film or other entertainment. Animatronics is a multi-disciplinary field which integrates anatomy, robots, mechatronics, and puppetry resulting in lifelike animation.

In this work, the Mechatronic based Animatronic Hand is controlled by the position data taken from the Glove. Usually people use Flex Sensors for this project but I have used Potentiometers. So, Potentiometers are mounted on the Glove to capture finger bending of the Human Hand. The Angular Movement of human hand's fingers are perceived and processed by a Microcontroller, and the Robotic Hand is controlled by actuating Servo Motors. It has seen that robotic hand can simulate the movement of the human hand that put on the glove. This robotic hand can be used not only in automation, but also handling operations in dangerous environment for people.

I wanted to create a hand which could have many advantages like-

1. It can be used as a powerful aid for the physically challenged.

2. Can be used for diffusion of Bombs where there is a high risk of lives.

3. Can be used in space for repairs of space station.

4. It’s a research project for the humanoid robotic.

5. Can also be used for household applications.

6. Can be used in the Fields of Medical, Defence and Chemicals.

Code

Animatronic Hand Source codeArduino
#include <Servo.h>

Servo servo1;
Servo servo2;
Servo servo3;
Servo servo4;
Servo servo5;


int pot1 = 3;
int pot2 = 4;
int pot3 = 5;
int pot4 = 6;
int pot5 = 7;



int valPot1;
int valPot2;
int valPot3;
int valPot4;
int valPot5;


void setup()
{
  servo1.attach(A0);
  servo2.attach(A1);
  servo3.attach(A2);
  servo4.attach(A3);
  servo5.attach(A4);
}

void loop()
{
  valPot1 = analogRead(pot1);
  valPot1 = map (valPot1, 0, 1023, 180, 0);
  servo1.write(valPot1);
  delay(15);

  valPot2 = analogRead(pot2);
  valPot2 = map (valPot2, 0, 1023, 180, 0);
  servo2.write(valPot2);
  delay(15);

  valPot3 = analogRead(pot3);
  valPot3 = map (valPot3, 0, 1023, 180, 0);
  servo3.write(valPot3);
  delay(15);

  valPot4 = analogRead(pot4);
  valPot4 = map (valPot4, 0, 1023, 180, 0);
  servo4.write(valPot4);
  delay(15);

  valPot5 = analogRead(pot5);
  valPot5 = map (valPot5, 0, 1023, 180, 0);
  servo5.write(valPot5);
  delay(15);
  }

Schematics

Animatronic Hand Circuit Diagram
Screenshot (60) jbnj625tkx

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