Theo Jansen's "Leg" Mechanism Design, this basic design was used for his Strandbeest, Rhinoceros, etc.

Theo Jansen's "Leg" Mechanism Design, this basic design was used for his Strandbeest, Rhinoceros, etc.

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre presents Automata! : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre presents Automata! : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre How to Swim by Paul Spooner

Jansen Mechanism

It looks like spider legs! Imagine a wheelchair having this instead of wheels

sojamo tumble - In the left, the original Jansen’s mechanism with...

In the left, the original Jansen’s mechanism with it’s walking curve, and in the right, a simplified version. via mirandamolina, Geometría Dinámica

If you enjoyed John Edmark's trippy 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures last week, you might also enjoy some of his kinetic sculptures that rely on excruciatingly precise laser-cut wood and internal mechanisms to create optical illusions and other unexpected behaviors. Edmark describes these

Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Toys by John Edmark

Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Transformable Objects by John Edmark

For those who haven't seen the mechanical gifs... - Imgur

For those who haven't seen the mechanical gifs...

The Power Nap Machine -- Life Device #2

Beat The Post-Halloween Slump With A Napping Machine: Joseph Herscher is here to help

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