Picture of Theo Jansens Strandbeest Wind Up Motor Mod
Still awaiting my 3D printer but admiring Theo Jansen's work and really craving to examine the inner workings of one of these little Strandbeest's I forced myself to fork out and buy a lovely injection molded model (they can be found here) http://www.strandbeest.com/shop/index.php)
Not being content with having to blow the confounded but very efficient small fan and almost give myself hyperventilation each time I wanted to see it move I thought to try and tack a little wind up motor onto the side.

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Gather hackable parts and materials.
vladooo2 years ago
very nice project !
I just printed this : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:48087 and would like to mod it the same way you did. I'm not sure I understand your last step with the piece of string and the elastic band though. Why did you add that ?
Lumo the Maker (author)  vladooo2 years ago
The elastic band and string were added to provide the tension to keep the cogs sitting against eachother.
rimar20002 years ago
A video?

Lumo the Maker (author)  rimar20002 years ago
the canon 450 d we have in the house only takes photos