Creator Wind Walker – Walking Machine :
This Walking Wind Machine walks around leisurely, propelled naturally by the wind flowing through its turbines. Now you can build and enjoy your very own miniature version – a small Strandbeest that glides gracefully across surfaces without electricity or batteries.
This Machine is a kinetic, wind-propelled sculpture that was designed by physicist/artist Theo Jansen. While the original was designed for the beach, this do-it-yourself version will work equally well on any flat surface. It’s perfect for kids or adults and isn’t too hard so it won’t take more than an afternoon to put together.
Have some mechanical engineering fun putting this wind-creeping critter together! No glue, tools (except a small wire cutter for getting tough plastic pieces out of moulds), or batteries are necessary to put this science kit together or get it moving – it’s all ingenuity and design! Just snap the pieces together, find or create a wind source, and watch an engineering marvel in action.
Creator Wind Walker – Walking Machine The build is fairly complex, but step-by-step instructions with words and pictures guide you along. If that’s not enough, there are kit-building videos on the Heebie-Jeebies You-tube channel you can follow along with. When you finish, you’ll have the satisfaction of seeing this contraption crab-walk across the table!
An excellent rainy-day activity or afternoon project for children who like to build machines. Those young people who are comfortable with constructing elaborate creations with this kids building kit should be able to do this themselves, but those a little less inclined that way may need a bit of help from an older sibling or adult.
Assembled creation is about 8” long.
Kit includes 129 plastic assembly pieces, 1 rubber band, and instructions.
Dimensions (cm):24.5 x 17.5 x 6
Recommended Age :
Age : 6+