3D Printed Strandbeest by Theo Jansen
by Harry / December 16, 2011

Dutch kinetic artist Theo Jansen has created a 3D printed Strandbeest that's powered by the wind.

For more than 20 years Jansen has been preoccupied with creating new forms of life. He is the creator of Strandbeests, full scale kinetic artworks made of PVC tubing that, powered by the wind, can walk down a beach powered by the wind.

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The 3D Printed Strandbeest is a smaller, but just as complex, mechanical structure which is 3D printed in one piece. It can work right from the 3D printer, without any assembly.


Now with the new Wind Propulsion system, the Strandbeest becomes a dynamic abstraction of Theo's mechanical art, powered by the wind.

The 3D printed Strandbeest is a joint project between Theo Jansen and industrial designers vormdok and kantoorvanbentum.

+ strandbeest.com


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