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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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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