Theo Jansen inspired mechanical sculpture

Being the “Creative Campus” Massey Wellington is, in 2nd year of my BE we had to design a moving mechanical sculpture. The machine I designed was heavily based on Theo Jansen‘s large wooden creatures which walk along beaches driven by the wind. Mine is a smaller scale, but still interestingly large as seen in the video. It has a steel frame and crank handle which is turned to make it walk. The rest of the body is made in a “kit set” fashion from plywood and PVC piping fastened with split pins.

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About austinmarton

I completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronics at Massey University in New Zealand. In the day time I'm an Embedded Software Engineer working on Linux based networking products. Now based in Melbourne, Australia. I make things.

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