Fabrication

Outline

Fabrication of the TacTip is straightforward and consists of 5 steps, outlined below. If you are interested instead in buying a ready-made TacTip, contact us by email for a quote.

3D printedAssembling components    Flesh

LEDs

Camera

1) 3d-printing 2) Skin3) Flesh4) LEDs5) Camera

Equipment

Laser cutterSoldering ironMicroscope
3D-printer 
Laser cutter
Soldering iron
Microscope
TweezersWire stripperScrewdriver setHeat gun
Tweezers
Wire Stripper
Screwdriver set
Heat gun

Bill of materials

ImageDescriptionQtyUnits Unit PriceLink
   Acrylic sheetAcrylic sheet (50 mm x50mm)1each£2.50The Plastic People
Loctite 406Loctite 406 glue1each£11.82Loctite
770 primerLoctite 770 primer1each£17.37Loctite
Mould release agent1each£13.28Smooth-on
White paint1each£1.89Humbrol
SyringeSyringe (20ml)1pack£7.20

Medisupplies

 

Needle Blunt-tipped needle1pack$9.90

Weller

RTV27905 Silicon gelRTV27905 Silicone gel1pack£130.51Techsil
LED circuitLED ring1each12 EurPCB-Pool
LEDSurface mount LEDs6each£0.161RS
Surface mount Resistors6each£0.052Farnell
Red and black cablesCable reels (red and black)2each£9.43Farnell
M3 x 8mm Screws M3x8mm Screws3each£0.04AccuGroup
CameraCamera1each£69.99Microsoft
Insulating black tapeBlack insulating tape1each£1.08RS
heat_shrinkHeat shrink 10m reel 1each£8.36RS
USB extension cableUSB extension cable1each£0.91Kenable