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strandbeestWhile working on my robotics project I ran into this.  It’s called a Strnadbeest.  A Strandbeest or “beach beast” is the work of Dutch artist/engineer Theo

Jansen.  They are built out of PVC pipe and are powered by the wind.  Sometimes they collect wind energy and store it in 2 liter soda bottles that are in turn used to move the legs, then gather more wind energy . . .

How cool would it be to see a couple of these coming down an empty beach or walking across a desert?

See the video below for some Strandbeests in action.

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