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Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Marches onto the Beach

Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Marches onto the Beach
If You are a fan of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest creations, you are going to love this. A recently released video shows off the evolution of his mechanical creatures, and there’s also a video of the new UMINAMI model he created this year.

Now You Can Bulid Your Own Strandbeest

Now You Can Bulid Your Own Strandbeest
By now everyone has seen the videos of the Strandbeest kinetic sculptures walking the beach. Theo Jansen’s incredible walking creatures moves by using the power of the wind. It’s very impressive. Guess what? Now, you can build your own on a much smaller scale.

Adam Savage Builds a Walking Strandbeest

Adam Savage Builds a Walking Strandbeest
Adam Savage is like a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci. I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do. This time, for the latest project in Tested’s One Day Builds series, he built a pedal-powered walking Strandbeest!

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel

This Walking Mechanical Skull Your Daily Nightmare Fuel
This is the creepiest thing you will see all day. I promise. This mechanical skull comes from Japanese sculptor Y Nakajima, and is inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. I’m telling you now, don’t watch unless you want to have nightmares. 

This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride

This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride
This is the sort of nightmarish bike H.R. Giger might sell you if he owned a creepy bike store. It’s slow, creepy and inspired by the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. This thing was built by California art and engineering collective CARV.

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric

DIY Flat Pack Legged Robot: ZeGoBeast Electric
ZeGoBeast’s eponymous mechanical creatures are based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests and are delivered as a flat pack kit. The company now aims to give its creations more life-like qualities by equipping them with electronics. The ZeGoBeast Electric are scorpion-like creatures that are powered by an Arduino microcontroller and come with an array of sensors.

Remote-controlled Mini Strandbeest: Thighmiya

Remote-controlled Mini Strandbeest: Thighmiya
Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures are meant to be powered by wind – and occasionally a hamster – but YouTuber Maxime G found a way to tame a Mini Strandbeest. Maxime G used a couple of Arduino Nanos, a 3V motor and a Nordic RF transmitter to make the mechanical creature move on command.

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill
Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and a mini bike.

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is known for his strandbeest – kinetic sculptures that are powered by the wind and have life-like gait. We’ve featured a couple of fan-made strandbeest, but it turns out Jansen is also selling miniature ones that are printed by Shapeways.