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    1. bw2011

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      Just came across a video of Theo Jansen't strandbeests - it's absolutely fascinating!

      Here's the vid:



      And here's some info from wikipedia:

      Theo Jansen (born March 14, 1948, in The Hague, Netherlands) is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company television commercial Jansen says: "The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds." He strives at equipping his creations with their own intelligence to manage avoiding obstacles, by changing their course when one is detected, such as the sea itself.

      His official website: http://www.strandbeest.com

      A couple of pics:

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    3. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      The guy i clearly bonkers, but those things are frankly amazing!
       
    4. Aviator

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      I am also fascinated by his work and actually did a motion study in 3D Cad:

       
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