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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