Maker Faire Roma 2017

1 – 3 Dicembre 2017


It is the most important event in the world of innovation. Is a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Maker Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, schools, universities, research institutes, artists, students, and corporations. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.

Our Project


Flight simulator of a wingsuit through virtual reality and an electronically controlled mechanism that reminds Vitruvian man of Leonardo Da Vinci. The person inside controls the flight with joystick and wears a backpack that wirelessly (thanks to the battery) allows to create virtual reality with viewers.
You can fly anywhere for a unique experience.
The engines, in full security, allow the person to move like a gyroscope.


Virtual Reality

We used the backpack with Vive. We’ve created a VR application in Unity that simulates flying over a city.

Here you can find the source code: LINK App Unity – video 1video 2.

Iron construction Made in Italy

We have designed a tailor made Iron Construction that represents the Vitruvian man. A ring inside a second ring. Inside you can climb a person, the building is 2.5 meters high.

Here the 3D video


With 2 engines we’ve automated the 2 rings independently. This was for us the most expensive investment. Here are the technical features. We chosed B&R technology: highly performance and manageable through PLC. LINK Motor file – the technical specification of the motor

Open Source Electronics

With 2 handles, the person inside the circle will be able to command the engines and then simulate the flight in complete autonomy. This part was built with Arduino and with TINYTILE cards. The cards are connected directly to the PLCs of the motors.

This is an important part of Intel technology that allows us to automate everything.

TEAM – Company that developed the VR application and the Control Board (Omar, Samuele, Niccolò)

Mingardo Designer Faber – Daniele is the blacksmith who will make the custom rings and all the iron parts.

Michele Ghedina (applicative design) – The person who developed the executive prototype on CAD

ZB Solution – Company that supplied us mechanical components

B&R Automation – Industrial Automation

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