Theo Jansen's Strandbeest
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Theo Jansen's Strandbeest


Theo Jansen's Strandbeest

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This website describes the work of the Dutch physicist, Theo Jansen, in designing a "new nature" or walking beach creature (Animari). They are made out of yellow plastic tubes, and actually walk in the wind. He started this project in 1990.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 21, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 18, 2014
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Keywords: Theo Jansen, Animari, Wind power, Art, beach animals, physics, new forms of life, wind-powered machines, new nature, plastic yellow tubes, engineering


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
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Language: English
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Avatar for Sally Robertson
1 year ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

This looks like a great thing for engineering students to study. It needs to be reviewed by some mechanical engineers and physicists.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 min.