Drawing a Vacuum

Vacuum Gripper v01 by nhfoley
Vacuum Gripper v01, a photo by nhfoley on Flickr.
This is our first end-effector for Abe, a vacuum gripper constructed primarily of parts from McMaster-Carr. Beautifully comical in appearance, it works amazingly well and can hold ceramic tiles with just a few inches of mercury.

Finally, we have what we need to start building.