Flying like a bird

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I did it! This weekend I brought out my wings again for a second test. And here it is. Do I need to say more? Just watch the video

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Flapping mechanism by Pascal Martinelli

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Henryk, a frequent poster on my blog just sent me this video. It’s a wing mechanism by Pascal Martinelli. And I have to say it looks very promising. It would be interesting to see how this combines with my haptic controlling system.

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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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New materials arrived + help needed

In this video I show some of the parts which already arrived at my working space. Still waiting for the motors and Lipo batteries, but expecting them next week. pfff, can’t wait any longer!

I also realize that I might need some help with building these wings. Send me a message if you’re from around The Hague, or would like to join my project here in The Netherlands!

Check my YouTube channel for my videolog.

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