-
4c38219b 73c7 402b 85ce 05ae17145b4b

invention

Glitterfly

by Astghik

Published on March 5, 2017

A butterfly with fiber optic wings. It flutters it's wings and glows in the dark. 

I used a servo to flap the wings and a light sensor to detect the darkness.

The color effects are made using a 3 color LED, LED driver and Arduino bit. 

Duration: 8h

How To Make It

STEP 1 : The Butterfly Wings

F3d4016a d150 4abd 88ec 62b66b962f87

1. Print out butterfly wings on a paper (of the shape and size of your choice) 2. Trace the wings with 3D ink (cold ink). Do not dry them yet. 3. Put the fiber optic wires one by one, so one end stick a bit out from the ink. See how I am doing that in the picture. 4. Dry out the 3D ink.

STEP 2 : The Mechanics

2554d58e de1a 4ed9 99b6 c45fc8330d3e

Fcbfaedc 3d65 4977 b808 fb55d31df51a

84a2eb5a aa76 4524 825b 243452468f04

247753cf 5882 4e60 a36e 4c8ffc566c2c

It is hard to give step by step instructions for the mechanical part, but we have built the attached mechanism using copper wires and hot glue to attach it to the wings. I hope the posted pictures can help you to build the same.

STEP 3 : The Electronics and the Code

Ff49408f 3dd7 42db b481 9e5a749ab276

Please check out the materials section for the model of LED driver, check out the attached Arduino code and the schematics. Please also find a picture attached that shows the actual components connected.

Related Projects

The Air Hat

Have you ever been really hot on a really hot day? Now you can use The Air Hat. This amazing hat can keep you cool on a really hot...

Robozinho Maluco

Robozinho criado por crianças de 7 anos em aulas extra curriculares. O projeto tinha como objetivo maior a criação do movimento vi...

Pferde

Was können Pferde? Mit dem Schwanz wedeln und mit den Augen zwinkern (vor allem, wenn man sie hinter den Ohren krault. Die be...