Build Your Very Own Incredible, Wind-Powered Creature | Smart News | Smithsonian
Current Issue
September 2014  magazine cover
Subscribe

Save 81% off the newsstand price!

Keeping you current

Build Your Very Own Incredible, Wind-Powered Creature

Your next rainy day, you now have no excuse to be bored. You're welcome.

smithsonian.com

Image: Tested

Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor who makes incredible, wind powered creatures. Here’s what they look like in action:

Who wouldn’t want a strandbeest of their own? Nobody. Luckily you can buy some of his models—scaled down, of course—to build at home. And here, Adam Savage from Mythbusters, takes you through building one.

Your next rainy day, you now have no excuse to be bored. You’re welcome.

More from Smithsonian.com:

Ned Kahn’s Rain Oculus

Tags
About Rose Eveleth
Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

Read more from this author |

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus