Kinetic 3D Printed Art: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest

This might be one of the creaziest 3D prints and best kinetic art objects ever: Dutch Artist Theo Jansen 3D printed a miniature of his ‘Strandbeest’ model.

Artist Theo Jansen and the 'Strandbeest'

Artist Theo Jansen and the ‘Strandbeest’

Artist Theo Jansen and the ‘Strandbeest’

Never heard about this objects before? Theo Jansen uses plastic tubing to create creatures that roam on the beach. Strandbeest means “beach animal” in Dutch and this is what Theo is trying to create. He’s been doing this for 20 years and it is simply increadible.

To get a better understanding of his beach creature, take a look at the video below.

Animaris Umerus walking – June ’09 from Strandbeest on Vimeo.

Theo is continually improving his creatures so they can use wind power to ‘walk’ on the beach. The creatures now store wind power, can come in weights of over 3 tonnes. They can even sense the water.

3D Print of the Beach Walker

A small model of the ‘beach walker’ was now printed in 3D! Take a look at the 3D printed result in the image below.

3D printed model of Theo Jansen's 'Strandbeest'

3D printed model of Theo Jansen’s ‘Strandbeest’

Other 3D Printed Pieces of Art

Interested in other amazing 3D printed art projects? Take a look at stunning 3D printed shadow part in transparent material here, and art inspired by roman architecture that was 3D printed in ceramics here.

Would you like to 3D print your own art project? Upload it here and select a material of your choice!

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