Dragonfly – linking up the wings

Wed, 16 Feb 2011

I've attached the dragonfly wings to the box ready to be connected to the pendulum. I've connected the wings together in diagonal pairs. Front left to back right, front right to back left. That way, as the front pair move up and down the rear pair move down and up.

You can see what is going on better in the diagram below. Green parts are a single unit as are the blue parts. From the diagram you can also see that I only need one pendulum. Back to the drawing board!

Here's what it looks like when I haven't scribbled all over it.

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Comments (3)

  • trishjoyce February 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    ahhhhhhhhhh, now i getcha

    ahhhhhhhhhh, now i getcha although I didnt realize they were paired diagonally, great news about only one pendulum….lol its costing me a fortune in small change… everyone who see the butterfly wants one, have started refusing and directing them to your website…the funs in the making so I hope they join up.

  • najmanjay February 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

    i have had similar oohs and

    i have had similar oohs and ahhs from my butterfly. I look forward to building the dragonfly.  I reckon next up: the Hummingbird?? What, something like 1500 beats per minute??? 

  • najmanjay February 17, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Another application,


    Another application, less daunting than the hummingbird: The Eyelash Bat! or the Batty Eyelash! LOL; you could have a Bat with wings and also with eyelashes that flutter! 

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