The engineer and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen has invented a fairly simple walking mechanism that has enabled him to create the strandbest’s, creatures of plastic that “feeds” on the wind. Whatever definition of a creature one prefer, it’s quite fascinating work and a beautiful solution to create a mechanical stride.

The simple mechanism has led to the creation of  walking devices all over the world. However, most are made in more desktop manageable sizes.

“The walls between art and engineering exists only in our minds” – Theo Jansen

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