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Ornithopter : a 3D printed flapping-wing hovering insect

This 3D printed hovering robotic insect called “ornithopter” is a project from the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory

It was made using an EDEN260V 3D printer from Objet and FullCure 720 Transparent Materials.

The ornithopter weight only 3.89 grams. It’s powered by a GM14 motor and lightweight lithium-based batteries that allows it to hover unthetered for about 85 seconds. The wings are made of a polythene film stretched over a carbon fibre frame.

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