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garyopa
03-22-2012, 03:39 PM
by using the Wii Motion Plus??

http://www.maxconsole.com/maxconsole/contents/RKLS0000005217/icon_xl.jpg

The answer is YES, you can fly by using the accelerometer of the Wii Motion Plus.

Jarno Smeets, a dutch engineer, has reached its goal: FLYING LIKE A BIRD. He used a BIG homemade wings controlled by his arms, and what he used to control the wings ? yes, the accelerometer of the Wii Motion Plus.

The invention seems to be simple, the pilot flies like a bird by moving his arms and the movements are recorded and amplified by the big wings. As you can see in the video below, Smeets has flown more than 100 meters using this homemade wings.

If you want to see the whole process detailed you can visit his blog, linked above.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9279/2012322115112.jpg



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYW5G2kbrKk

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.humanbirdwings.net/

Our thank to 'Robe24' for this very weird news story!

JonathanD
03-22-2012, 08:14 PM
I am still skeptical about this video... It just doesn't look right to me. Maybe I am being overly skeptical about it but I will believe it when I see it live or something lol

Edit: It was fake.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/12/03/22/2140244/dutch-artist-admits-faking-viral-human-bird-wing-video?utm_source=feedburnerGoogle+Feedfetcher&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashd ot%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

xergal
03-23-2012, 03:32 AM
It's fake. End of story.

wewii
03-23-2012, 06:45 AM
This video has been disputed as fake many times.