With 3D Printing, The Tail Wags

June 18, 2015

By Hannah Mendoza Via 3DPrint

When I was a kid, I used to dream about growing a pair of wings. I could imagine soaring through the skies or just flapping them dramatically to emphasize my points. While I can’t say that 3D printing has yet enabled me to do either of those things, it has taken a step in the right direction by participating in the creation of an animatronic tail to be wagged at the wearer’s discretion.

The tail itself is not 3D printed, instead it is the clip that holds the appendage to the clothing of its owner. The movement is controlled via an arduino and encased inside of a small, cleverly designed clip that both holds the motor and allows for its connection to your clothing – and all without requiring perforation.

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