A principle collaborator in my study of the emperor dragonfly was Ben Price at the Natural History Museum.
Here I am prototyping a mechanism to move a real insect in response to a genuine need expressed by Ben.
I had a breakthrough in reflecting this devise through and did a quick studio make on it today.
The materials are readily available and cheap.
The tooling needed to make this are standard DIY fare.
The concept is that this can be easily recreated by scientists internationally and aid in the photographic documentation of specimens.
Current versions of this devise require specialist tooling and machinist skill.