Handmade mechanical dragonfly


12 Responses to “Handmade mechanical dragonfly”

  1. Clay says:

    That little guy looks like he’s ready to report your mumblings about Dust to the Magisterium.

  2. forgeweld says:

    For around $40, you can get an RC flying one, with eyes that light up! I have a couple of them and they are hilariously fun.


  3. artistVictoriaC says:

    #7 (forgeweld) Yay! I want one.

  4. ill lich says:


    YES, first thing I thought too.

    . . . what nerds we are.

  5. Jeff says:

    Very handsome; I love dragon flys. I think I’d like to see the eyes have more glitter, though, more life. A cabochon can be nice, but a cut stone might better mimic a compound eye.

  6. PosthumanPicaresque says:

    Actually, that would be a damselfly, since its eyes are separated and not flush to the head.

  7. Beryllium says:

    But … does it fly?

  8. oasisob1 says:

    “…the tail contains a 4mm Amethyst bullet shaped cabochon.”

    Abdomen, you mean.

  9. email2postal says:

    I think 15k is not a bad price for this – it will definitely appreciate given the amount of hand work. DARPA will probably buy it and then cast its carbon fiber mechanism using the gold one as a pattern….

  10. efergus3 says:

    #2 Sorry, only the NSA/CIA version does.

  11. IshMEL says:

    Danny Dunn wants his ISIT back.

  12. doplgangr says:

    why on earth do people insist on putting their e-ticket items on etsy?

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