A little inspiration for you

Came across this on the inventables forum, thought it was pretty amazing work! A mechanical clockwork hummingbird sculpture. I’m pretty sure it would be possible to make almost all the parts on the Nomad, though for a few of the largest you’d need to find a machine that could do them.

He sells the plans for the thing for $99. I looked at the sample PDF, and he provides exact part numbers for all the fasteners etc at McMaster. I’m putting this into my “someday” folder…



Even better than the plans is his tools page which has a Python utility for drilling holes, and .pdfs explaining various mechanical concepts and the underlying math.

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