I am making this Instructables on how to make arduino controlled dragon wings. XD
I planned on wearing these dressed as Smaug to 'The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug' premier but I didn't complete the entire outfit in time, but I will continue working on it and up date this page when I am done, and then where it to the final installment of The Hobbit!! XD
Step 1: Materials
1)1/4 bolts x24
Step 2: Measurments/cutting
I realized I did not put in the length of F and E
Step 3: Putting Together
then after that follow the graph and put the pieces together.
put a washer between each piece including the bottom before the lock washer. then fit on the nut.
after you got that attach the wings to the hinges the same way.
when your done you should be able to pull on the tip of 'B' and your wing will expand out.
When you put it on the base board you need to put an extra block between the hinge and base so that the 'B' piece is not hitting anything.
I got the basic wing design from here http://cherylshipley.com/gallery_mech_inventions.html
Step 4: Arduino Stuffs Starts Here! Servos
2)small gage wire
3)breadboard(for mock up)
5)4volt battery pack for AA batteries(for the servos)
6)6 AA pack that attaches to the Arduino
7)project enclosure(can get at Radio Shack)
8)Arduino Uno(the brains of the operation!)
Step 5: Wiring
play with the code till the servos are timed to your liking.
use a breadboard for the mock up and then a perfboard for the soldering.
Step 6: What You Should Have
I have a stall on mine at the moment but its easily fixed in my code and loosen some of the bolts so its not tighter than the opposite side.
putting some elastic on the underside of the wings will help them come back after the servos release.