Animaris Geneticus Parvus #5

by TheoJansen
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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Check out the new Gracilis as well! It's a lot bigger and walks even better!

The first public evolution of the Animaris Geneticus Parvus, #5. Featuring a fully working Theo Jansen mechanism as used in his work "the Rhinoceros". The mechanism is printed assembled, and will work without further assembly right after birth from the printer.
Also see our new Propeller Propulsion add-on, to have your Strandbeest walk autonomously!

A few tips to consider:

- After birth there might be a little powder left in some joints, or it might not go supersmooth. This will fix itself after the animal has a little bit of practice!

- Some surfaces work better than others. The legs require a little friction, and a flat surface. So for example: A rough table or floor, thin flat carpeting, or a thin rubber sheet. 

- The best way to push it is by its nameplate. Do not push down, but forward


IN: 6.185 w x 3.061 d x 4.918 h
CM: 15.71 w x 7.774 d x 12.492 h


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I really like this one with the Propeller drive- it walks very well.
December 9, 2013, 3:17 am
love your stuff ! rapid protoyping machine sla sls
November 26, 2013, 6:37 am
I am trying to make something with moving parts too and I was wonder what tolerance you had on your joint? Any info would be very much appreciated! p.s. love your stuff!
June 6, 2013, 9:19 am
Theo, you are an inspiration to the world!
February 29, 2012, 3:36 am
I recall seeing some of your creations on youtube which used propellers as a means of capturing wind movement. would it be possible to provide a "propeller" kit for some of these creations?
April 30, 2011, 2:05 am


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