Strandbeest wooden model - Kit. Free Global Shipping

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Strandbeest wooden model - Kit. Free Global Shipping

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Materials

Baltic Birch Plywood, Paper, 4mm dowels, small piece of sandpaper

Description

A beautiful wooden model kit that assembles into a wind driven Strandbeest that will walk on its own. A hand crank allows you to investigate the detailed movements of the 8 legs.

Here is a video of the completed model in action: https://youtu.be/RMRCFpnzgTk
Here is more information about the making of this kit: https://indukudesign.com/2017/06/02/induku-wooden-models-strandbeest/

The kit contains all the parts and a full color instruction booklet. The kit comes in a box that is 15 x 18 x 2 cm (6 x 7 x 0.8 inches).

When done you will have a Strandbeest that is 17 x 18 x 19 cm (6.7 x 7 x 7.5 inches).

The Strandbeest was developed by Theo Jansen. He used an evolutionary algorithm to optimize the movement of the legs. You can read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Jansen

This is an awesome model that will not only provide joy during construction but will also teach a variety of engineering principles, such as gear ratios and bio-mechanical movement.

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The skill required to build this model is advanced.

A video with some instructions to make assembly easier is available here: https://youtu.be/ZMf3HDyvf7A

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Paige Parrish May 6, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Beautifully well crafted, extremely thoroughly and intricately designed. Instructions were great and helpful too. Makes a wonderful gift for an "builder" or "maker" you might know.

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joshuawhitesnake Feb 6, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Got this as a gift for my Dad, who loved building it, and now uses it to chase his dog around the house. Highly recommend for any modelers, builders, or beest fans

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kitarra Dec 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the quick shipping!

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Eli Nov 19, 2018

4 out of 5 stars
The model was easy to snap together in a couple hours, and the instructions are excellent and easy to follow with good description and photos. I love it, a great model rendition of a strandbeest.

Ignore the statement that glue is optional, it is absolutely necessary to glue some pieces due to the manufacturing tolerances not providing an adequate friction lock. In particular, all of the fan blades easily fall out with gravity. I also needed to glue the gears and short L-M cranks to the axles due to them occasionally slipping out of alignment as the model walked. Just be careful not to glue the wrong pieces together.
The model was easy to snap together in a couple hours, and the instructions are excellent and easy to follow with good description and photos. I love it, a great model rendition of a strandbeest.

Ignore the statement that glue is optional, it is absolutely necessary to glue some pieces due to the manufacturing tolerances not providing an adequate friction lock. In particular, all of the fan blades easily fall out with gravity. I also needed to glue the gears and short L-M cranks to the axles due to them occasionally slipping out of alignment as the model walked. Just be careful not...

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