Step 3: Assemble the Parts Into a Sub-assembly

Take the parts created in the last step and assemble them into a sub assembly of the strandbeest as shown in the first picture.

Be sure that there is at least  .5mm clearance between all moving parts.

Here's a video of the process.

Also, John Helfen's videos on assembling parts are available here.
<p>Was Printed with or without the use of rafts and support? </p>
<p>I have not printed this yet but offhand this model has needs supports written all over it, no matter which way you turn it. too bad as it doubles the print time but I would not get greedy ant try without them myself. Rafts couldn't hurt, but you might be fine with brim. I usually add at least a brim to everything, just to be safe.</p>
<p>I am also wondering about rafts and support. </p>
<p>It is very interesting</p>
Unable to open the .stl files - was hoping to get the 66%....
<p>Hello did you solve the problem ? </p>
<p>incredible! which printer you use?</p>
<p>brains and creativity</p>
Has anyone tried printing this on a MakerBot Replicator 2X? <br> <br>If so, do you just print the complete model at once or do you do it part by part? <br> <br>Totally new to this!
Awesome project..Is there anyway I can get the part files in a different format. I'm working in Rhino and can not import the .ipt files. I can work with obj or iges or stl. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
Hi, Have you got the stl file for the propeller propulsion add-on?
Very good job. <br>It's amazing the work they can do, with some important tools at hand. <br>Combining the knowledge of 3D software, ease of ordering models made starting at 3D printing, I believe that this fosters creative and technological development. <br> <br>Congratulations on your work. <br> <br>Daniel Domingos
How thick are your pieces? And how far apart are they (Length of the connecting rods)? <br> <br>Great 'ible! I'm making this for my semester final in my high school drafting class.
Hey awesome work! been looking for someone who has shown how to design one and finally i found you, But i was wondering if you would be able to export all of the files in any of the following formats as i would like to try and work on some mods and even work on a bigger version, .obj .stl .3ds i can use any of these formats and it would be great if you would share the files, thanks and keep up the great work!
Hi, Instructables is now awarding free 3D prints. The bounds are 3&quot; by 3&quot; by 3&quot;. Do you think that if I scaled this down so that I could print it to that size that it would still work?
A motorized version would be so awesome...although I doubt it would be able to do much :P
-what are you doing? <br>-just walking a dog <br>that thing appears! <br>-OMFG!!! <br>xD <br>great project:]
Wow! <br> <br>What sort of printing did you use?
Thanks! I used the &quot;White, Strong &amp; Flexible&quot; from <a href="http://Shapeways.com" rel="nofollow">Shapeways</a>.
Thanks. <br> <br>Your next task: create a version that can be motorised... <br> <br>;-)
I've thought about making a motorized one with a bluetooth remote, but my next print will be an ornithopter.
At the Bay Area Maker Faire last month I saw one almost just like this, with a little propeller on it. You would blow on it, and it would take off across the table, all with no electricity, just mechanical. It was at the Shapeways booth, too.
Oh... <br> <br>The original Strandbeest are wind-powered as well.
Yeah, they are truly amazing. What was even more impressive about this specific print was that it was printed fully assembled and needed only to be dusted off before it could be used.

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