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May 30, 2014 AT 3:44 pm

Theo Jansen-style Biped Robot kit by Gakken (video)



Theo Jansen-style Biped Robot kit by Gakken

The spiritual successor to The Mini Strandbeest, this kit uses physicist/artist Theo Jansen’s technique to create an elegant walking robot!

This bipedal robot is propelled in the same way as the The Strandbeest – without electricity or batteries and only by the power of the wind. Simply put together the kit, place the robot on a flat surface, add a fan or some blowing air, and watch as it walks gracefully and fluidly forward. It’s a fun, easy, and unique kit for both kids and adults and looks great while in motion or resting on a mantelpiece. It truly is a work of physics and a work of art!

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