Flying Fish Prototype

Fri, 28 Dec 2018

Further experiments with peg based automata. The flying fish uses the movement of the opening and closing peg to make the wings flap. The body is fixed via a paper clip wire to the lower jaw of the peg. The wire threads up through a larger hole in the top jaw and is sandwiched inside the body.

Each of the wings has a hinged wire attached to it using a paper loop.

The other end of the wing wire is fixed to the top jaw by wedging them into place using the ends of a cocktail stick. The result is nicely satisfying, I’ll be making it into a download shortly.

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