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Edit: This is now outdated, please go to Paper Strandbeest Mk 2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

Step 1: What you need

* Thick card-stock, other thick paper, Or/ and paper cups (I used cardboard sheets, and paper cups)
* Scissors
* Pin
* Pen or pencil
* Glue 
* Paperclips (3 to 4 big paperclips)
* About 1 hour of time not including glue drying

Don't use corrugated cardboard

<p>Awesome Bro but how to make it walk automatically </p><p>plz reply</p>
<p>This instructable is outdated, if you were to look at the first step it would show the link to the updated instructable(which is also slightly outdated, but I have been very busy lately) but will atleast kinda show how to make a better one.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)</p>
i dont have wire
This instructable is outdated, if you were to look at the first step it would show the link to the updated instructable(which is also slightly outdated, but I have been very busy lately) and will show you how to make it.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.
if i had known about this instructable before trying to make my own theo jansen linkage i would have been finished a lot quicker.
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
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?<br />
&nbsp;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.
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?
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
I am creating a new version, it will have enough support for a motor
I have updated this model, press the link at the intro
Are 4 legs enough for a Strand Beastie?&nbsp; I think Jansens minimum was 8...<br />
I have updated this model, please press the link at the intro
It wobles when I make it move but I am going to make a 6 legged one to make it steady.<br /> It only needs 6 but 8 is Sr Jansen's way
Pretty Awesome! But I only give it a one.
I would<em> really </em>like to see a video of this in action!<br />
&nbsp;I will once I fix my 5 or more years old camera

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