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4Southpaw writes “Theo Jansen, Dutch physicist turned sculptor has been perfecting or “evolving” his strandbeest (beach animals) for the past 10 years. They are beautiful Davinci-esque machines, some with dozens of legs, and are designed to roam the beaches on the power of the wind. Included is a link to an interview from October. Hooray for the blurring line between art and engineering!” Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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