The Strandbeest Bike

Dutch artist Theo Jansen is most famous for his Strandbeests--walking kinetic sculptures that look like alien machines. They inspired Blaine Elliot of Santa Barbara, California to build this bicycle which locomotes similarly. It's called the Walking Bike.


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Elliott and his colleague JP built a 3d model to test the functionality of Jansen's leg linkages on the bike. Then, over 6 months, they assembled about 670 pieces into the finished machine. You see more photos and specs here.

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