The 5 slot tensioning system that was developed by David Ogreman and Ivan Owen can be found here:
Thing #232291

This design is created to individually adjust each finger cable so that the user can choose how much curl they prefer on each finger.
These files are free to use and can be molded onto any other design.

The STL file for the tensioner block can be imported into design software and then added to the structure of other objects.

This device allows the tension on a cable to be adjusted by either tightening or loosening a machine screw. The hexagonal pins fit into the hexagonal slots. Then, a machine screw is fit through the hole in the back of the block and threaded into the pin. At the standard size, this design requires machine screws with a diameter of 2mm.


The tensioner design for the Talon hand was remixed by Frankie Flood so that it can be attached to the leather gauntlet.

Files for this version of the tensioner can be found here:

Thing #63319





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