TV programme Tiswat of (dutch) regional tv station Omroep West filmed in my workplace in december. This is the result, a fun item i’d say! They aired it last tuesday (17th Jan).
Here’s a short overview. Thanks to everybody for sharing!
“If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Mind control would be my answer (I hope to be an evil genius when I grow up). But it seems the most popular answer to that question is the ability to fly. Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, is working really hard to make that a reality.” – TechCrunch (24th dec)
Here’s an interesting short bit of text on the evolution of his cape. I thought it was really cool to see how the imagination and visualisation of Batman’s wings made an interesting development. In the early days (comics) you can see the DaVinci concept coming through clearly. But now, with filmdirector Christopher Nolan who re-designed Batman into a modern-day hi-tech genius, the wings become a memory cloth. Quite interesting.
And comes to think of it, am I making birdwings or do they resemble batwings more, like the early day Batman?
Here the early day Batman (1987) as in the original comics.
The Batglider makes Batman appear to have wings. It functions like a traditional hand glider, but built to resemble the wingspan of a bat. Batman hides these on select buildings throughout the city.
This is such a great video of Tyler MacCready (son of Paul MacCready, the famous aerontautical engineer). He designed a ‘walkalong glider’ which anyone can build. Even a kid could do it!
It explains a bit about aerodynamics and genius design of a paper/styrofoam airplane. He called it the Air Surfer and its magic is basically a very simple principle: controllable slope soaring. He was ten when he came up with the design for this awesome toy.
Check. This. Out.
Jetman is a guy flying with jet engines
If Jet Man can do it. So can birdman (but without the jetpack)
Tweet me: @jarnosmeet80 or #humanbirdwings