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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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