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I have always loved the Marvel character Archangel. When my brother, (Shameless plug alert) budding comic book artist David Fernandez, showed me pics ...
With a few exceptions, most of this stuff is pretty run of the mill Home Depot faire. Although I don't think anyone would actually try to recreate the...
Note: I'm having a little trouble locating some of the photos I took while making the wings, so I'll post more as I get them. As a photo reference, I...
I first traced out the paper templates onto the aluminum sheets. I carefully positioned the paper over the sheets I had to make sure I got the most ou...
I learned this the hard way, but the weight of the outer wing panel will cause the inner panel to double over. The 7075 aluminum is rigid, but flexibl...
Once you have all the panels cut, plan out how the spring hinges will attach. I say plan it out because the orientation of the spring hinges directly ...
Put the wings aside for now to work on the control mechanism. For earlier prototyping I used the Arduino Uno for ease of use then moved it over to t...
Cut little plates out of aluminum and use the #6 nuts and bolts to hold the servos onto the wings or backplate. Wind up the servos with the high stren...
This took me FOREVER. To ge the brushed aluminum look, I used 100 grit sandpaper at the end of a sponge mop to put the finish on them. Using the mop i...
You're done! Put on the fruits of your labor and walk around. I promise you will turn heads. You can wear them on their own or if you're bold enough ...
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