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Edit: This is now outdated, please go to Paper Strandbeest Mk 2


Well I was bored one weekend and I had nothing to do so I was going to make a mini Strandbeest out of cardboard to hold a cup or other objects.
This is fairly easy but don't use corrugated cardboard if you are making it small because it will bend over time and break.

 
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Step 2: Making the legs

 Well you must first download the leg picture or the template that i scanned

Then don't cut the template but cut a piece of card-stock or paper cup a little bit bigger than what the templated shape is and then cut it to shape more detailing than before
An then poke holes in the shape with pins how the template shows it
lining up with the template.
Glue two pieces side by side to make the card-stock(Four for a cup) stronger and glue a small strip of paper or rubberband on the leg part where it shows on the picture to help it grip the surface.
Make four of each shape.

Step 3: Putting together the legs

What you do is snip off or bend off a little piece of a paper clip and put it in the hole where you poked the pin through. If it doesn't fit use a tack to make it big enough to put the paperclip piece in.
Put it together like how the picture shows

Step 5: Putting the axis on

  Get the axis and put the hole on the leg to where picture 2 points to.
TECHTRAKER10 months ago

Awesome Bro but how to make it walk automatically

plz reply

dombeef (author)  TECHTRAKER10 months ago

This instructable is outdated, if you were to look at the first step it would show the link to the updated instructable(which is also slightly outdated, but I have been very busy lately) but will atleast kinda show how to make a better one. Also ive been extremely busy with school lately, and as such I am not able to make another one, but this current revision is not able to walk on its own, the legs arent just strong enough(although I am in the middle of making another one that should(in theory) be able to have a motor on it and walk on its ok)

me14231 year ago
i dont have wire
dombeef (author)  me14231 year ago
This instructable is outdated, if you were to look at the first step it would show the link to the updated instructable(which is also slightly outdated, but I have been very busy lately) and will show you how to make it. Also if you dont have wire, you can also use paperclips, like how I has used paperclips, instead of wire.
watson91944 years ago
if i had known about this instructable before trying to make my own theo jansen linkage i would have been finished a lot quicker.
dombeef (author)  watson91943 years ago
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
dombeef (author)  watson91944 years ago
If you did it unlike mine, finish the instructable
its a great model.
Think it would be possible to add a motor to one of these?
dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick4 years ago
 I've tried with an old motor but i need more torque to move the paper rubbing on the paperclip
use gears, you can use a small bottle cap with a rubber band wrapped around it for the motor and a big cap (maybe from the 5L water bottles) for the paperclip.
dombeef (author)  beehard444 years ago
yeah, but where will the motor stay on it? I am creating a new verson with more stable legs
maybe on a box on top?
dombeef (author)  beehard443 years ago
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
dombeef (author)  beehard444 years ago
I am creating a new version, it will have enough support for a motor
dombeef (author)  JamesRPatrick3 years ago
I have updated this model, press the link at the intro
jtobako4 years ago
Are 4 legs enough for a Strand Beastie?  I think Jansens minimum was 8...
dombeef (author)  jtobako3 years ago
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
dombeef (author)  jtobako4 years ago
It wobles when I make it move but I am going to make a 6 legged one to make it steady.
It only needs 6 but 8 is Sr Jansen's way
Sunny1246134 years ago
Pretty Awesome! But I only give it a one.
Kiteman4 years ago
I would really like to see a video of this in action!
dombeef (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
 I will once I fix my 5 or more years old camera