Controls and Actuation

The finished actuator can be controlled with any electro-pneumatic control system, such as the ones included in the Soft Robotics Toolkit.

In the following two subsections, two simple ways of controlling the actuator is described:

  1. Syringe Actuation
  2. Arduino Control

Both of these solutions are fairly simple and easy to assemble. The Arduino control system can be assembled without the need to solder anything. This makes both viable for introductory courses on soft robotics or workshops were participants have only limited or no experience working with electronics.