Theo Jansen papercraft walker

Craft & Design

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.

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12 thoughts on “Theo Jansen papercraft walker

  1. dbrunker says:

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

  2. Patrick says:

    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!

  3. mtbf0 says:

    how did you guys miss this one?

  4. Andrew says:

    This Youtube Video ( 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…

  5. Eric Lin says:

    Download link?

  6. Eric Lin says:

    Download link?

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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. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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