Another Jansen walker (this one solar powered)

Craft & Design Robotics

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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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