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The Theo Jansen mechanism is a kinetic sculpture that can move with the help of several pairs of legs.
I have used 15 straws, two wood sticks, a coper wire and adhesive tape.
Theo Jensen has calculated the right dimensions for this mechanism using computer simulations. So we will borrow these dimensions from him. Note that two opposite legs, or a ...
First of all cut the straws according to the dimensions from previous step. Use whatever measurement unit fits to your material. I have used millimeters. Make the "j" ...
Using a safety pin bind together the "j" and "k" arms of each pair of legs. Note that the two ends of each "j" and "k" arms are ...
In this step i have noticed that the "a" arms are hindering the movement of the legs. To resolve this, I have moved them away from the legs, ...
Remove the safety pins and replace them with a coper wire. Bend the wire in the shape of a crankshaft. The outside pair of legs must be in ...
This is how you can do it. It should
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