Please note: we recommend that before beginning , both activities should be evaluated on a student-by-student basis to ensure the age and ability level is appropriate for the specific student population.
The electronic gripper is a simple circuit, motor and pully configuration that allows students to create a gripper that is customizable and reconfigurable to test various gripper designs. This design requires more materials and assembly than the manual gripper however, it can be completed in groups to create team challenges and save costs. The modifications that students can choose in the electronic gripper include:
- Number of fingers
- Configuration of the fingers on the pegboard
- Orientation of fingers relative to each other