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It’s amazing how much the work of Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen continues to inspired people. Here’s one of his “Strandbeest” walking mechanisms done in paper.

More:
Theo Jansen-inspired Arduino walker
Interview with Theo Jansen…
Reader mail: Theo Jansen signs MAKE!
Desktop “Strandbeest” walker

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.


  • dbrunker

    Aaargh! Don’t just show us what you can do, tell us HOW to do it!

  • Patrick

    yeah why else do we pay for the online version of Make. me wants to have. I don’t have anything else to do during the christmas holidays……please help me!

  • mtbf0

    how did you guys miss this one? http://www.clockworkrobot.com/horse/

  • Andrew

    This Youtube Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GgOn66knqA&NR=1) gives a good piece-by-piece rundown of how the mechanism works, combine that with what you see in the video and you should be able to make your own…

  • Eric Lin

    Download link?

  • Eric Lin

    Download link?