UPDATED: The Human Birdwings project is an elaborate hoax, the brainchild of possibly one Jarno Smeets, an alleged mechanical engineer from the Netherlands. His stated goal was to build a set of functional human birdwings similar to those conceived by Leonardo Davinci.
Tinito was watching the above installment from the 14-video series and discovered that the “project” uses a Seeeduino! (See 1:50.) The Arduino board supposedly controlled the motors which supplements human power to move the wings with the necessary force.
The “project” was in fact an elaborate HOAX. It nevertheless required a pretty intense effort to put it together. Using a Seeeduino Arduino board really gave it an air of believability. (Yeah. Ha, ha. April Fools about a week early.)
You can view the video “documentation” of this hoax and the supposed project log at the HumanBirdwings website.
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