College freshman Marielle Riley is a big fan of making her own costumes for cosplay at anime conventions. Inspired by the Irken Invaders in Invader Zim, she created a pair of antennae that actually move.
I took one flex sensor for each antenna and stitched them into the fingers of my alien glove. Every time I bent one of my fingers in the glove, the associated antenna would bend in unison via a small servo affixed to a headband.
It’s a nice effect, and although this is just a hobby for Marielle, she plans to give it another go and see if she can improve on this first version.
See work-in-progress images and video of the antennae in action after the jump…