Odysseus Hand

Status:

Stable

License:

GNU GPL V2

DESIGNERS:

  • Peter Binkley

The Odysseus Hand was developed for a young boy in Greece. Departing from the traditional five-finger design, the “Ody” hand instead uses three fingers to reduce the force necessary for grasping.

Assembly Instructions

The most up-to-date files are available for direct download here.  Assembly is very similar to that of the Talon Hand.  From the Thingiverse page, for a hand printed at 100% scale:

  1. Wrist hinge: (2) 8-32 x 5/8″ flat head hex screw; (2) 8-32 nylock nut

  2. Anchor mount: (3) 3m x .5 x 8mm flat socket cap screw; (3) 3m x .5 cap nut

  3. Cable anchor (3) set screws 6-32 x 1/4

  4. Cable guide: (4) truss head sheet metal screws #4 x 5/8

  5. Palm leather mount: (16-20) truss head sheet metal screws #4 x 3/8

  6. Leather to arm bars: (8) 6-32 x 3/8″ flat socket cap screw

  7. + a layer of 1″ nylon webbing: (1) 6-32 x 7/16″ flat socket cap screw

  8. + 2 layers of 1″ nylon webbing: (1) 6-32 x 1/2″ flat socket cap screw

  9. 3 pieces, each ~a foot long 0.05″ round trimmer line (landscaping type) for the cables. Fingertip ends of the line are melted into balls with a lighter so that they catch in the tips.