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SethDesmarais1
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Very pretty
SethDesmarais1   4/11/2013 3:31:27 AM
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Very pretty. Awesome application.A couple of questions. Does it matter what the rating of the LDR is? and it looks like you are using a total of 8 batteries is that correct or are there only 4?
 
 


jinri_88
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cool butterflies
jinri_88   6/13/2012 11:56:05 AM
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are those real butterflies? wow that looks cool for my wedding. i gonna be more fabulous with that!

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PasadenaDave
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Wonderful !!
PasadenaDave   8/10/2011 11:53:56 AM
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What a great idea!!! Congratulations to the happy couple!

jlinstrom
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Butterfly design
jlinstrom   8/8/2011 2:06:05 PM
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A piezo wing flapper and a 555/boost power supply?

Maybe the solution was overkill, but the firsts usually are. As a unique wedding day touch, it was top drawer! Congrats, maker; best wishes, bride & groom.

William K.
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Animatronic butterfly
William K.   8/7/2011 2:39:02 PM
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This is a neat project indeed. My guess is a small gearmotor, although I can think of a couple of ways to do it using a small motor similar to the vibration motor in a pager. Then a PWM drive to slow it down, and it is done, except if it needs to be checking for movement to tigger the motion.

But this project could indeed be the start of another fad.

Steve Ravet
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Re: Materials question
Steve Ravet   8/5/2011 2:03:56 PM
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He purchased the butterfly as seen in the photos, I'm not sure what the wings are made of but it looks like some fairly thin cloth/nylon/spandex type material.  In the Instructable he says that the wings will be finished in fabric that matches the dress.

plasticmaster
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Re: Animatronic Butterfly Completes Wedding Day Look
plasticmaster   8/4/2011 10:08:17 PM
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A moving mechanical butterfly in your hair would really turn some heads. It seems that DelFly is on to something similar although they could use some tips in making their ornithopters more "butterfly" looking. And, of course, remove the camera as well. Getting it to alight on top of the brides hair whilst in the course of reciting her vows would also get a few "wows".

http://www.delfly.nl/index.php?site=DIII&menu=home&lang=en

Greg Stirling
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Animatronic Butterfly Completes Wedding Day Look
Greg Stirling   8/4/2011 8:55:15 PM
Some of this technology has been perfected and mass marketed in the RC helicopter and airplane world.  Minature recievers, lithum ion batteries, tiny servos made from motors and a leadscrew occuping less than 1/2 of a CC.  The green led in this case tells the operator that the system is powered and ready.  I would have modified a Ready to fly Blade MCX which costs $135 and includes a co-axial 4 channel helicopter, 4 channel radio, battery and charger...

Could also more easly be radio controlled...

Flap its wings when she says "I Do"...

 

Douglas Smock
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Materials question
Douglas Smock   8/4/2011 12:47:04 PM
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What are the wings made of Steve?



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