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this walking machine was invented by theo jansen. his models are about 2m tall, up to 15m long, and are powered by the wind. to see how to ...
materials: balsa wood - 2 different sizes pins - about 14 per set of legs hot glue stif wire 2 very small pieces of dowel - i used ...
this is what you need for each st of legs. small size ~ 4cm x8 ~5cm x2 ~6cm x4 ~3cm x2 large size ~10cm x2 ~9 cm x2
lay the pieces out in the order that they will be pined together. pin the pieces together so that they can still move freely.
with the wire cutters, cut off the ends of the pins so they are only sticking out about 1/2cm. put a little bit of hot glue on the ...
glue one piece of the metal tube to each leg.
repeat steps 2-5 until you have the ammount of legs that you want. i made 3 pairs.
bend the crankshaft in as many places as the ammount of legs you have. for example i had 6 legs so i bent it in 6 places.
slide each set of legs along the crankshaft and into place.
slide the dowel through the metal tubes on the legs on both sides and put a dab of hot glue on both sides of the tube to keep ...
glue a piece of metal tube to another piece of balsa wood and glue the wood onto the dowels joining them together and feed the crankshaft through the tube. ...
bend the crankshaft so that you can easily turn it. then you're finished!
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