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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.