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Check out this amazingly cool laser-cut, Arduino-controlled walker, inspired by artist Theo Jansen’s walking creature called the strandbeest. The patterns for the walking mechanism are available on Thingiverse, and you can get an Arduino to control it, right next door in the Maker Shed! You’ll need two micro-servos, too.

Jansen Walker [via adafruit industries]


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • John Park

    What a great job! Thanks for sharing this.