Moving my birdwings

Some time ago I connected the acceleration sensors of the HTC and Wii remote (and check this blogpost too for explanation). The next step was to send this acceleration data to my electronic speed controllers and outrunner motors. Floor and me went testing the system yesterday, watch the result below. I’m very proud of this.

So check out the photogallery and the video below. Also decided to attach an earlier sketch of the system, although it’s kind of a wild sketch, I think this explains what I did and how it works.

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Using Wii Controllers for my birdwings

In my 3d sketches I was thinking about using only the acceleration sensors of HTC smartphones. I recently decided to also use Wii controllers, for their excellent I2C accelerometers and gyroscopes. Watch the picture below for an explanation about the components.
Backplate

In the meanwhile I’ve been able to connect the gyro and accelerometer of a Wii Motion plus and Nunchuck for the backplate. The Buspirat is my big friend :-)

Also managed to combine the acceleration data of the WiiMote and Wildfire S in one application. Tomorrow the video about this will be online! 

 

Twitter: @Jarnosmeets80 or #Humanbirdwings

 

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Sketches turned into a 3D visualisation

In this short video I show the 3d visualisation of my Human Birdwings design. I have finished these sketches a while ago, but didn’t find a moment to share these with you.

The sketches are sort of complete, the only thing is that the tailwing is missing for now. I know the tail is important to have, but for now I’m fully focused on the lifting part of my suit.

Maybe you guys can think with me about the sort of tail that would be good to have on my design?!

Tell me through my website, twitter, facebook or youtube.

Thanks a lot!

 

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