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Theo Jansen Walking Mechanism III
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This is the third attempt to rebuild the mechanism of Theo Jansens "strandbeests". Although the mechanism seems to work flawlessly I did not have time (this was a very short termed school project) to work out a proper construction plan for the joints consisting of screws, bolts, square as well as round metal tubes. Due to the shortage of time I unfortunately had to cancel this project and could only print out four of the six legs I intended to build.
Please note: this model is still work in progress and optimized to be built with m4 hex-head screws.
In the file "Composition Prototype III.pdf" you can see how the legs are put together.
To get a stable walk the mechanism requires at least 6 legs, of which always two are held together by the two different camshafts (0ÃÂ° and ÃÂ°120). So you need to print all parts - except the camshafts - twice in order to get one pair of legs.
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