Final Project

Servo Butterfly Robot


plan and sketch a potential final project

Idea script


I try to make a flapper, specifically, a butterfly that only fly in the indoor environments.
Most of the common flapping machines use brushless motors as a power engine, but I want to use servos.
The reason is this allows my robot to fly more like a real butterfly.
I'm going to use Arduino as a control and 2.4g module as the communication system.


Here are some similar projects that I found and it's also the reason that inspired me to make a flapping butterfly robot.

1.Festo eMotionButterflies

Ultralight flying objects with collective behaviour.
With the bionic butterflies, for the first time Festo combines the ultralight construction of artificial insects with collision-free flying behaviour in a collective. For coordination purposes, the eMotionButterflies make use of a guidance and monitoring system, which could be used in the networked factory of the future.

2.Dr. Kazuhiko personal projects

This is a series of flapping-wing robots made by Japanese maker Dr. Kazuhiko Kakuta
I have found a series of test and teaching videos on Youtube, made by Mr. Kazuhiko. Related information is very comprehensive.
Dr.Kazuhiko Kakuta Youtube channels

3.Butterfly flight principles

Some butterfly flight principles and related information
Tilting motion helps butterflies soar