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So, it is the end of week 3. I have greatly appreciated the interest and encouragement I have received from the members here. This post will be a series of pictures I took this week as I cut my pvc and began putting together the frame of my wings. I wish I could have done more this weekend; however, my mother has been unconscious and in the hospital for 2 days, not to get too personal. Needless to say, I have been otherwise preoccupied. So I may not finish these by Halloween, but I will finish them and post to this site. I will come back and actually add comments to these pictures for clarity, but for now, they will serve as a window into my work. Again, thank you to everyone that has supported and encouraged me in this project.
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Yes, I am considering adding spines. If I did, I would add them to the cloth to keep the base wing design as simple as possible. I want to be able to put on and take off the wing "clothes" without removing wire/rope. The spines would be encased in fabric, that way the "clothing" design would work for feathered wings or leathery wings, like a dragon or bat, where otherwise the spines would show.
I admit; it is a tall order. However, I'll just have to do my best! If it does work, they should be fantastic. They will be pvc, brass pulleys, most likely picture hanging wire, the linear actuator (or servo if the actuator won't work), the plastic scuba back plate, and bolts to hold everything together.
Well. For some reason it won't let me reply on my computer, so I'll do it from my phone. Anyway. My design is fairly simple and I've attached pictures to this post. They will be attached to a scuba backplate since they are designed to fit well on the back. A static "bone" will add the height and the moving "blade" of the wing will hang straight down (with some curve for design, but I'm mostly using the natural curving of the pvc) with gravity. There will be a pulley in the joint to cut down on friction and the wire/rope will be attached to a linear actuator attached to an arduino. The wing base will be a 2 foot section of bent pvc. The blade will be a 4 foot section and 3/4" pvc. The wing "clothes" may have some spines but the wing skeleton will only have the 2 bones.
I'll be cutting, drilling, and trying out the wire/rope in the mechanism this week.
Definitely the first option. Ideally, I would just have a closet of "wing clothes" that I can swap out easily and quickly.
So far I've tried a couple different designs to see if they would work--they didn't. So I'm back to the drawing board, but I know some things that don't work and I have supplies.
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Thank you! Hopefully I'll be completing them in the next month! Wish me luck!
I am designing a pair of powered customizable articulating wings. The parameters I've set for them are as follows:They must open and close with the push of a button. They must be fairly simple to allow for repairs on the go. They must be designed such that I can change the look of the wing (such as go from feathered to leathery wings) by changing the cover on the bones of the wings. They must close enough so I can walk through most doorways. They must be durable. I would prefer to be able to sit down without removing them, but that's not necessary. I will post pictures of my designs later since i don't have them on me right now, but I'm extremely excited to work on this project. It will be a true labor of love.
Oh, please, I understand the sentiment entirely. I welcome all praise/want-induced-drooling.
Why thank you! It's certainly ambitious, but like I said, it's a labor of love, so I've got to do my best!
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