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Imagine the Wright brothers, except without the plane. That’s Jarnos Smeets.

His Human Birdwings project attempts to transform man into bird, with a little help from a Wiimote and Wildfire S. In the video below, you can see him taking flight ever so briefly. His team seemed clearly disappointed he wasn’t in the air for longer, but it’s a good first try, or as the project calls it, a good pre-test.


Smeets is a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, and he dreams of a day when he can soar with wings he’s built. It looks like he’s on the cusp of achieving it. We’ll keep tabs on the project’s progression.

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