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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Fanmail! Helping hands for my human birdwings

I’ve received some great tweets this week. I got some great input! Thank you all for that.

This weekend we will be testing the turnigy motors with the HTC module. Check my Youtube channel later this weekend for new material.

I also got this nice surprise mail by a nice girl called Floor! She’s writing her psychology master on dreams, and how people act on that. Great stuff! Because i’m actually working on making a dream come true. She wants to interview me and help a little.

With the  extra helping hands the hard work will fly!

Here is the mail she wrote:

Hi Jarno

Thanks for responding on my tweets on Twitter! I wonder if you are still looking for volunteers, because I really want to help you with your project!

You’ve seen my blog of the project I am working on myself. I am doing research in dreams and human behavior. Do you like to help me with my project by answering some questions about your dreams?

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Materials, materials, materials….

So.. two weeks ago I finished my 3D sketches. Well, sort of. I made some adjustments in the sketches after finding out that some parts weren’t available in the size I calculated in my design. Not a big problem, because its all about the weights of course. And my estimations in weights were all quite right. Continue reading

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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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