October 29, 2013

Build a pair of Arduino-controlled Archangel costume wings

If you're a fan of the Marvel science-fiction character Archanglel then this is the project for you. Arduino and Archangel enthusiast Adiel Fernandez has created a life-size pair of wings from aluminium that can be worn by an adult, with an Arduino-based control system. The wings can move in two dimensions with the aid of four servos, and the controls are built into gloves worn by the user. Check out the quick demonstration in the following video:

Adiel is to be congratulated for not only sharing a totally awesome project, but for building the wings with an incredibly limited set of tools. The project and construction notes have been published to help guide other makers, so visit Instructables to get started - and Adiel's website for some great imagery. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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