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printable tentacle parts Printable Tentacle Parts

The printable ball-and-socket unit that makes up this tentacle is really just a prototype in the early development of Thingiverse user Misguided’s not-so-misguided (IMHO) project to develop a printable tentacle arm. Everything about his description makes me happy, so I’ll just quote it entirely:

I’m trying to make a mind controlled tentacle and this is where I’m at so far.

Right now, the ball and socket joints are a little too loose, and the movement isn’t very good (partly due to the weight of the parts).

Also the sockets are a little stiff and fragile when printed with PLA.

Once all that is sorted, I’ll hook it up to some servos and the obligatory Arduino.

Video of it “working”: youtu.be/EVMatHNgC6s

Keep at it, man! The world needs mind controlled tentacles! See below for previous tentacle projects we’ve featured here.

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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