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  • Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Enjoys Miracle Of Human Gullibility [Updated]

    Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Enjoys Miracle Of Human Gullibility [Updated]

    While I am indeed guilty of being pretty fly for a white guy, it’s never been able to help me achieve my life-long dream of actual flight. You know, in the air, like a bird. Or maybe like Superman or Captain Planet. Hence my excitement back in December when we caught wind of a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands who was pulling out all the stops to transform this dream into a reality. Read More

  • HumanBirdWings Guy Survives First Test Flight

    HumanBirdWings Guy Survives First Test Flight

    We first reported on Jarnos Smeets when his HumanBirdWings project was still a baby. He had successfully paired the accelerometers of a WiiMote and an HTC Wildfire S to control the outrunners on his wings, but hadn’t yet taken to the air. Today, that all changes. Read More

  • Speaking Of Christmas Miracles… This Guy Can Fly (Almost)

    Speaking Of Christmas Miracles… This Guy Can Fly (Almost)

    If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Mind control would be my answer (I hope to be an evil genius when I grow up). But it seems the most popular answer to that question is the ability to fly. Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, is working really hard to make that a reality. How, you ask? Well, he’s building real-life wings (just like the wings on… Read More