Manipulator Ideas

This was my first idea I was playing around with for a Manipulator. I made this simple prototype using balsa wood just to see if the idea was feasible. It isn't hooked up to a motor yet, but it seems like it should work out ok if I decide to incorporate it into my Rov.

This was my second prototype. It was cut from Plexiglas and was going to work off the same threaded rod principal to open and close the gripper buy pulling the linkage back and forth.

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