This is the Micro Gripper Kit A, a simple robotics kit that is great for "getting a grip" on smaller robotics projects! Designed for use with a servo, the gripper kit is easy to assemble and requires only a Phillips Head Screwdriver. This Micro Gripper is capable of opening 2.75" wide max, has an overall body length of 1.7" long with a 1.3" wide servo housing body, and offers three 6-32 mounting through-holes along the edges of the servo housing.
Actobotics is a robotics building system based around extruded aluminum channels, gears, precision shafts, and ball bearings. Thanks to the two standardized hole patterns, nearly all Actobotics components can be intuitively connected together. The wide range of components makes building complex electromechanical prototypes or finished projects a reality.
Note: This kit does NOT include a servo. Check the Recommended Products section below for great sub-micro size servo options.
This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.
Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Based on 3 ratings:
This gripper works well! It "splines" directly onto your micro servo, providing great performance - much better than the linkage-based options. But... it's only compatible with certain servos (just like you can't always mix servo horns). It fits the recommended servo, as well as Turnigy and Towerpro nylon gear servos (but not the metal ones, strangely enough). Haven't tested any others.
Pros: Strong, fits nicely on the micro servo
Cons: no assembly instructions