# Please explain Theo Jansen Mechanism?

We all have seen the Theo Jansen Machines and they are JUST AWESOME!

I'm trying to build one.

What is the the theory and mechanism behind Jansen's machines?

Please explain.

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I'm trying to build one.

What is the the theory and mechanism behind Jansen's machines?

Please explain.

[Unicode Symbols for your convenience:

Degree= ° , Half = ½ , Third = âï¿½ï¿½, Fourth = ¼, Three Fourth = ¾ , Integral = ∫ , Differential = ∂, Delta = Δ , Square = ² , Cube = ³ , Square root = √, Cube Root = âï¿½ï¿½, Infinity = ∞, sum = ∑ , Therefore = ∴, Because = âï¿½µ,]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=PWm4VMR8D0w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=NM4q-f68TlY

I'm getting the Jansen mechanism, expecially the third one is very detaile!

If you want to build one, look at the Jansen walkers already on this site, or take the measurements from Jansen's site or videos.

I already have plenty of tutorials for making Jansen Machines.

But, I wish to know it's phenomenon, it's theory and explanation of the mechanism.

It's very easy to laser-cut the drawings and assemble them, but there is no fun in building something without knowing how physics and maths work, isn't it? :)

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The real trick is the energy system

http://www.amandaghassaei.com/files/thesis.pdf