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Theo Jansen’s idea for the Strandbeest was that they would be “autonomous,” driven by the wind. Here’s a solar-powered version.

Walking robot / plant thing


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.