In this step by step tutorial, I will be showing you how to construct your very own Theo Jansen Mechanism, using the CAD Drawing file as your guide and the .stl files that are provided.
Step 1: Parts list
-Theo Jansen Leg Kit (the provided .stl files)
-(x9) 1' x 3/32in stainless steel rods
-(x1) 1' x 3/16in stainless steel rod
- Wax paper
- J-B Kwik (or any J-B weld product will do, but this is faster)
- Tooth Picks
- 3D Printer ( I am currently using a Dimension uPrint 3D Printer)
*Note: With the 3D Printer, its assumed you are using some sort of interpreter software. I am using the program that came with the printer: CatalystEX
- Hack saw
- Sand paper / Sander (to clean the burrs off the rods)
- Hot glue gun
- Ruler or Steel Rule
Theo Jansen Leg Kit:
Also stated in the CAD Drawing PDF, the kit requires you to print out:
*Note: This is PER LEG! I am printing out 6 legs so that there is always 2 sets of legs always touching the ground
at all times. You may print this set out for a demonstration model, or times all these numbers by however many
legs you want.
- (x8)TheoJansen Washer
- (x2)TheoJansen Rotating Bar
Step 2: Origional Design
*Note: I replace letter "D" with "A", and I leave out letter "L". Letter "M" is titled "Rotating Bar"