Files

New versions of our designs are typically under development in our OpenBionics GitHub Repository.

1. Affordable Prosthetic Hands

CAD Files

In this section we provide appropriate cad files (Solidworks .sldasm, .sldprt and .dwg, .dxf, .stl), for the replication of the proposed design.

Download the CAD files here:
CADProsthetic Files (.zip) | CAD Files (.rar)

2. Robot Hands

Tutorial

A tutorial for the replication of our hands, can be found here!

CAD Files

In this section we provide appropriate cad files (Solidworks .sldasm, .sldprt and .dwg, .dxf, .stl), for the replication of the proposed design.

Download the CAD files here:
CAD Files (.zip)

3. ROS Package

The serial communication between our robot hands and the Planner PC, is implemented with the Robot Operating System (ROS).

Introduction

Τhe Planner PC runs two nodes, the client node (Main.py) and the server node (stdServo.py or robotHand.py). The client node (Main.py) receives from the user the angle of the servo motor. The server node sends the desired angle to the robot hand.

ROS Installation

Install this ROS package placing the folder in the /src directory of your ROS workspace. Build the package using the following command:

$catkin_make

You have successfully installed the package. Make sure that all files are executable, using the following commands:

$chmod +x Main.py
$chmod +x stdServo.py
$chmod +x robotHand.py

Arduino Installation

Upload with the arduino IDE, the provided program to the arduino Micro board.
For the Dynamixel AX12 servo, we use this library.

How to run ROS nodes

To run this ROS package, you have to run one of the following launch files:

$roslaunch openbionics stdServo.launch
$roslaunch openbionics HandAX12.launch

In the launch file you can set up the USB port, to establish serial communication with the robot hand. For the robot hand with the AX12 servo, the server node returns the state of the servo motor: 1) the goal position, 2) the current position and 3) the load. In order to do so, the robotHand.py node publishes the state of the motor, in the Hand ROS topic.

How to control the robot hand

To control the robot hand you can use the following command:

$rosrun openbionics Main.py arg1 arg2 arg3

Replace the arg1 with STD or AX12 depending on your servo. Replace the arg2 with the command that you want send to robot hand (e.g., PS is used for position control of the servo). Replace the arg3 with the desired joint angle value (the ranges are: 0 – 218 for stdServo, 100 – 1023 for AX12).

Download the provided software package here:
Software (.zip)

4. Electronics

In order to control the servo motor that actuates the robot hand, we use as low-cost, light-weight and small-sized solution, the Arduino Micro microcontroller platform. A standard PCB module has been developed on purpose, which connects the Arduino platform with the different servo motors.

Download the Electronics files here:
Electronics (.zip)

Pinout Mapping