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.

Step 1:

Gather hackable parts and materials.
very nice project ! <br>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 ?
Thanks! <br>The elastic band and string were added to provide the tension to keep the cogs sitting against eachother.
A video? <br> <br> <br> <br>
the canon 450 d we have in the house only takes photos

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