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Developed by Jorge Zuniga and his research group at Creighton University, the Cyborg Beast is one of e-NABLE’s most popular designs.  Among its features are textured finger tips for improved grip, Chicago screw joints, protected cable routing through the body of the palm, and integrated tensioning system in the gauntlet.  The Cyborg Beast is licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution-Non-Commercial license.

All files for this design can be found on Thingiverse, HERE. For detailed instructions on which files to download and print, see below.


Cyborg Beast Instruction Manual: HERE

Assembly tutorial by Jeremy Simon of 3D Universe:

Tips for installing the tendon lines from Jeremy Simon of 3D Universe:


Which Files Should I Download and Print?

The latest version of the Cyborg Beast can be downloaded here.  When you open this ZIP file, you will find the following files inside:

  • Instructions_Cyborg_Beast_Updated.pdf
    • Start here.  The instructions have detailed information about sizing and assembly.
  • Scaling_Chart.pdf
    • This chart will help guide sizing.
  • L_One_Hinge_Gauntlet.stl
    • Gauntlet for thumbless left palm.
  • Normal_Gauntlet.stl
    • Gauntlet for either right or left full palm.
  • L_No_Thumb_Palm.stl
    • Palm for users with a left hand with a thumb.
  • Finger_w_Bumps.stl
    • Distal finger with bumps on the finger tip for better gripping (fingers only).
  • Thumb_Finger_w_Bumps.stl
    • Distal finger with bumps on the finger tip for the thumb.
  • Right_Palm.stl
    • Standard palm for a right-hand version.
  • R_One_Hinge_Gauntlet
    • Gauntlet for a thumb-less right palm.
  • Finger_Phal.stl
    • Proximal phalange for the four fingers that interfaces with the palm.
  • Thumb_Phal.stl
    • Proximal phalange for the thumb that interfaces with the palm.
  • Finger_wo_Bumps.stl
    • Smooth-tipped finger tips for the four fingers.
  • Thumb_Finger_wo_Bumps.stl
    • Smooth-tipped finger tip for the thumb
  • Left_Palm.stl
    • Standard left palm.
  • R_No_Thumb_Palm.stl
    • Palm for users with a right hand with a thumb.

For a standard Cyborg Beast, you’ll need to print the following:

  • 4 x Finger_w_Bumps.stl or Finger_wo_Bumps.stl
  • 1 x Left_Palm.stl or Right_Palm.stl
  • 4 x Finger_Phal.stl
  • 1 x Thumb_Finger_w_Bumps.stl or Thumb_Finger_wo_Bumps.stl
  • 1 x Thumb_Phal.stl