For this assignment we had to [A] use a 3D scanner to create a digital model of something physical from the world, and [B] use a 3D printer to make a physical model of something from the digital world. I am still working on the development of my final project and therefore I scanned my hand and design a mechanical system to control finger movements and transform rotation into liner motion to be later sensed.
I used Solidworks to design a mechanism to control finger movement. I wanted to transform rotation into linear movement because I think it is easier to sense and actuate. The idea is to develop these ideas in next I-O assignments.
We used a ABS Printer to print the 3D models. This is an appropriate machine for my design because the ABS plastic is structural. I tried 0.01 inches for hinges separation. The only part that did not work was the linear slider, but I broke it to test out the hinges, which worked out fine.