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.
This is a list of the screws, nuts and standoffs required for assembling this build.
- 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
- 2x M3 x 8mm screws
- 2x M3 lock nuts
- 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
- 4x M3 lock nuts
- 4x M3 x 15mm screws