In this video, I describe how to build an air muscle, and use it to create a force-feedback joystick
Link to the instructables article (not written by me): http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-air-muscles!/
Silicone tubing - McMaster 51135K281
Braided wire loom (polyester) - McMaster 9284K413
- I previously worked on Virtual Reality and other hardware at Valve. I currently work at Google[x].
Prior to starting at Valve, I built computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and joysticks that were designed to be used inside MRI machines. My company, Mag Design and Engineering, sold these devices directly to researchers at academic institutions who used them to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
After work, I spend time on many different types of projects that usually involve circuit design, machining, material selection, and general fabrication/hacking. My favorite place to be is my home workshop.
ben dot krasnow at gmail