The Wind Beasts

For the past fifteen years, Theo Jansen has been creating (growing?) "beach animals" made from commonly available tools like plastic tubing, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, hose, tape, and all sorts of other stuff. Wired News did a pretty good article on Jansen earlier this year.

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+5 1. balushia commented 15 years ago

He's such an inspiration...
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+9 2. acantoni commented 15 years ago

The engineering skills for this are impressive, thumb up!
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+1 3. iura_boss commented 15 years ago

i realy dont know who is singing...
but you can hear it from this link :D
http://calendarsongs.com/mp3/February.mp3
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+2 4. calendargirl commented 15 years ago

the music is incoherent mumble train's remix of 'february'. you can listen to it here: http://www.calendarsongs.com/. very lovely wind beasts!
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+3 5. wantu2 commented 15 years ago

cool
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+2 6. Nick commented 15 years ago

Wow... just wow. I love his mix of impressive engineering with compelling and beautiful art. He matches them so fluidly, it almost seems lifelike at times. I would certainly love to meet him, and perhaps catch some of his creations up close in person. :)
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+1 7. dominions commented 15 years ago

This is incridble :O . I'm constantly amazed by some people's imagination and ability.
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+2 8. dukuta commented 14 years ago

impressible
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+2 9. Mix commented 14 years ago

Dutch :) , And i'm proud of it ;)
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+2 10. chloebug commented 13 years ago

COOL
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+3 11. Dirtynonon commented 13 years ago

That is awesome, that could be a weapon of war.
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+3 12. NathaneM commented 13 years ago

OMG, this guy must be funded for some bigger projects.
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+5 13. d3vill0ck commented 11 years ago

With a bunch of sticks he made the most lifelike movement sequences. Anybody know more about this man? I'd like to get my hands on some blueprints :(|)