Vertical Axis Turbine - Strandbeest Addon

by er1c
Vertical Axis Turbine - Strandbeest Addon 3d printed Art Mechanical parts assembled
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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--04 June 2014 UPDATE:
Want to make your own turbine add-on? Now you can! I have written an instructable describing the design and modelling process for this turbine kit.
(I tried entering the instructable into the Gadget Hacking and Accessories Contest by / Shapeways / Popular Mechanics, but the entry was rejected... I guess they didn't see the Strandbeest as a gadget...oh well) --

A turbine kit designed to work with Theo Jansen's AG5 and AG7 strandbeests, available here at shapeways: Animaris Geneticus Parvus #5. (Animaris Geneticus Parvus #7 is extinct unfortunately...)

Functionally similar to the official Propeller Propulsion, this addon positions the propeller/turbine on top, centrally over the strandbeest.

The addon moving parts are fitted in the gap in the middle of the strandbeest and use sections of the frame as axle and drive shaft, reducing the number of additional components

I'm quite happy about this design and the elegant way it keys into the AG5 & AG7 :)

Assembly instructions here


IN: 7.228 w x 1.583 d x 6.697 h
CM: 18.358 w x 4.022 d x 17.01 h


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niu bi
December 30, 2013, 1:00 pm


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