Passively Stable Flapping Machine
Ornithopter - Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab
Inspired by insect and bird flight, I worked with Floris Van Breugel and Professor Hod Lipson to build a passively stable flapping machine. I co-authored a chapter in "Flying Insects and Robots" documenting the work done. The chapter can be found in the publications tab.
Senior Design Project - A 10g flapper?
After that successful flight, I decided to simplify the design by reducing the number of motors from 4 to 1. The biggest challenge was to convert rotary motion to linear motion. The report can be found in the project reports tab on the left
The flapper did not fly. Nonetheless, I taught myself how to build small components and built jigs to make the small components. Project details can be found in the following report: