3D printed Strandbeests for sale

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7 Responses to “3D printed Strandbeests for sale”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Theo has spent 30+ years on this art project. His metaphor of new life, and the desire of new life to form and multiply has motivated him this entire time. As one example, he discovered the walk of his creations through the use of genetic algorithms ran hundreds of thousands of times on his PC in the 80′s.

  2. healigan says:

    Reading this while reading MAKERS may explode my brain.

  3. millie fink says:

    I suspect that narration is very tongue-in-cheek, but it’s too early in the morning for me to say just how that’s so, if it’s so.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wood Gas

      Theo Jansen is an artist, an engineer, maybe a genius. If he didn’t speak obtusely he would lose one or more union cards.

      I am at the design/procrastination stage of building a rideable version of the Jansen mechanism, these things are breeding like crazy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh, GREAT. Now SKYNET knows how to build cute little disposable gee-gaws that scamper across the floor in an adorable manner.

    THANKS, 3D printing!

  5. Sceadugenga says:

    The Japanese magazine “Otona no kagaku” has a version too – much cheaper, wind-powered, and you get the magazine to go with it:

    http://otonanokagaku.net/magazine/vol30/

  6. classic01 says:

    As one person mentioned on his blog, I think one day he will be remembered as a modern day Leonardo da Vinci.

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