For my final piece I need to make the wings move.
Here is a picture of the butterfly.
Each wing is 10x7x0.8 and I don't know exactly how much it weights but its all made out of paper so it does not weight much.
Each wing is 10x7x0.8
Quote from: Valeria on Apr 22, 2013, 04:15 pm10x7x0.8 inchesThat is kinda big. You might need to use a bigger motor than the ones found in hex bugs. However the toothbrush motor should still work fine.
Very small servos like this are inexpensive and widely available:http://yourduino.com/sunshop2/index.php?l=product_detail&p=238You could end up programming this for realistic, changing actions, from 'flying' to 'alighting and quivering' etc.You could locate the servos in some base and use thin stiff wire (piano wire) to pull down to move the wings up. (Like model airplane control surfaces).
How would I assemble these things together? and how would I program it? do I need two small servos? each for each wing? or is one ok for the two wings?