This is not our first Cosplay Fairy Wings project, one of the first guides we published with Adafruit electronics is the Luna Fairy Wings (it's an awesome guide - please check it out for some inspiration!)

We want to properly credit some of the inspiration and tutorials we used in this project! The wing-construction technique is inspired by Fancy Fairy Wings and from the Fancy Fairy Wings & Things tutorial available at https://youtu.be/H4wJ42akriA 

Take off and soar with these animatronic cosplay wings. The 3d printed back plate holds metal gear servos which are strong enough to support light to medium weight wings, and the lipoly battery will keep them flapping for hours. 

You can attach store bought wings, or create your own unique fairy wings from cellophane and poster board or Bristol board. Make flapping dragon wings, or angel wings, or leathery bat wings if you like. The sky is the limit. 

The wings are controlled by a potentiometer which gives you adjustable flapping speed and randomized flutters and pauses, so you can customize them to work exactly the way you want.

This is a moderately challenging build that requires some careful soldering and a lot of 3d printed parts, bits, and pieces. But when you're done, you'll have a flying machine you built yourself and can wear proudly.

Parts

It's what you've been waiting for, the Feather M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51. This Feather is fast like a swift, smart like an owl, strong like a ox-bird (it's half ox,...
$22.95
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A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the 8-Channel PWM or Servo​ FeatherWing, you can add 8 x 12-bit PWM outputs to...
$9.95
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This is the FeatherWing Doubler - a prototyping add-on and more for all Feather boards. This is similar to our
$7.50
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PowerBoost 1000C is the perfect power supply for your portable project! With a built-in load-sharing battery charger circuit, you'll be able to keep your power-hungry...
$19.95
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Add even more power to your robot with this metal-geared servo. The tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (~90 in each direction), and works just like the...
$11.95
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1 x 3.7v 2200mAh
Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery
1 x Potentiometer with On/Off Switch
Panel Mount 10K Log Potentiometer w/ On-Off Switch - 10K Log w/ Switch
1 x 10K Resistor
Through-Hole Resistors - 10K ohm 5% 1/4W - Pack of 25
2 x Short Headers Kit for Feather - 12-pin + 16-pin Female Headers
Short Headers Kit for Feather - 12-pin + 16-pin Female Headers
1 x Ribbon Cable
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long - 28AWG Black
1 x JST PH 2-Pin Cable - Female Connector 100mm
JST PH 2-Pin Cable - Female Connector 100mm
1 x JST PH 2-Pin Cable – Male Header 200mm
JST PH 2-Pin Cable – Male Header 200mm
1 x JST PH 3-Pin Socket to Color Coded Cable - 200mm
JST PH 3-Pin Socket to Color Coded Cable - 200mm
1 x STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Female Socket Cable - 200mm
STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Female Socket Cable - 200mm
1 x Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
1 x Radial Ball Bearing
608ZZ - Set of 4
1 x Stickvise PCB Vise
Stickvise PCB Vise
1 x Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101
Helping Third Hand Magnifier W/Magnifying Glass Tool - MZ101

Hardware List

This is a list of the screws, nuts and standoffs required for assembling this build.

Servo Mounts

  • 2x 608ZZ radial ball bearing
  • 4x M2.5 x 8mm screws
  • 6x M3 lock nuts
  • 4x M3 x 10mm screws
  • 2x M3 x 15mm screws

Battery Holder

  • 2x M3 x 8mm screws
  • 2x M3 lock nuts

Back Plate

  • 8x M2.5 x 6mm screws
  • 8x M2.5 hex nuts
  • 4x M2.5 x 8mm FF standoffs
  • 4x M2.5 x 10mm screws
  • 4x M2.5 hex nuts

Wing Holder

  • 4x M3 lock nuts
  • 4x M3 x 15mm screws

This guide was first published on Feb 24, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-02-23 19:16:05 -0500.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 23, 2021.

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