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Theo Jansen's 3D Printed Strandbeests


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I can not think of very many things more amazing that these. Many of us idolize and try to emulate the Great Masters of art and invention history, but what we have here in Theo Jansen is a modern day Da Vinci. Watch him and learn.

#1 T. Shawn Johnson on 2011-04-29 15:19 (Reply)
The machines he creates are really cool, but the way the guy talks about them is kinda crazy.
#2 Adam on 2011-04-29 19:31 (Reply)
I think the only true way to let the DNA evolve is to put the 3d model file out there for free and let people advance it. Of course doing this wouldn't make any money for Theo, but it would advance the DNA at a much faster rate.
#3 hawken king (Homepage) on 2011-04-30 03:04 (Reply)
#4 Peter Troxler (Homepage) on 2011-04-30 17:22 (Reply)
He gives the numbers for the dimensions of the leg segments on his website.
I have conveniently provided the link as my Homepage.
Make your own model.
#5 Dane (Homepage) on 2011-05-01 17:18 (Reply)

Another 70 Strandeests were ordered over the weekend and will emerge from the polyamide dust :-)
#6 drscott on 2011-05-02 10:27 (Reply)
That does not tackle the refinement of the joints and printing process. You're talking about new DNA not advancing the DNA of this Strandbeests.

And lets say one does make a new model, where does the copyright lie?
#7 hawken king on 2011-05-03 02:29 (Reply)
Name Suggestion: AmeobaPede
Application Suggestion: Would love to see a version that can clean oil spills on water, sand, marsh, etc.
#8 ecogeekdan (Homepage) on 2011-05-03 18:59 (Reply)
STL file anybody?
#9 matt on 2013-11-27 08:14 (Reply)

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