Animaris Geneticus Ondularis

by TheoJansen
  • White

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

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[Note: The seperate propeller does not fit the Ondula version! We are working on a propeller for the Ondula]

Theo Jansen’s 3D printed Strandbeest continues to evolve with an even more elaborate walking mechanism and a centipede-like walking motion. The latest evolution called 'Animaris Geneticus Ondularis' walks on twenty separate legs that move in a wave sequence. This new configuration results in a fluent walking motion, different from its twelve legged predecessors. It incorporates 122 moving parts, showcasing the complexity of mechanisms possible with 3D printed fabrication. It is also slightly larger than its predecessors. The operating principle of 'Animaris Geneticus Ondularis' is based on one of Theo Jansen's original beach walkers, the 'Animaris Ondula'.

Currently there is no propellor available for this version, it is being worked on though!

In the movie we used a piece of cardboard for walking on. Anything will do as long as it's a little rough for some friction!


IN: 7.276 w x 3.428 d x 5.86 h
CM: 18.48 w x 8.708 d x 14.884 h


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You are one of the most inspiring artists/designers to me...thank you for your extraordinary vision and commitment.
January 15, 2014, 4:02 pm
On my desk in Black!
December 13, 2013, 6:44 pm
I love the movement on this one- it's really hypnotic watching the legs move in such a fluid motion. Can't wait for the propeller drive.
December 9, 2013, 3:21 am
This model is now featured on our homepage. Enjoy! :)
December 2, 2013, 1:19 pm
November 13, 2013, 9:55 pm
When will a propeller be available? This has been out for a while now, but still no propeller?
October 14, 2013, 10:46 am
Looks gorgeous, mine is slowly but surely getting used to walking!
June 14, 2013, 6:48 pm
My college has a 3D printer I can use. I'd love to just buy the file so I could watch it get made, and in the color of my choice.
February 1, 2013, 9:59 pm
Love this - got one for Christmas for my husband. So delicate and yet it works amazingly well!
January 3, 2013, 4:39 pm
is it possible to obtain or purchase the 3d design file for this?
December 21, 2012, 1:11 am
Oh, @bartv check it
December 6, 2012, 10:39 am
Hey @Bart. Have you seen this version?
December 6, 2012, 10:37 am
@Deadite wow! nice find.
December 6, 2012, 3:10 am
This is what I meant:
November 29, 2012, 5:42 pm
wow this looks so much like this flash or java game-thing i played with in schoool. you could create wireframe creatures with moving limbs and rudimentary AI
November 29, 2012, 5:40 pm
Awesome @duann!
November 29, 2012, 1:55 pm
WOW, Ordering one for Shapeways NYC NOW
November 28, 2012, 6:19 pm


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