Let's Make Robots!

Animaris Ordis Parvus

Eats wind, waltzes outdoors

If you need to know more than is in this video,  you will probably be interested in everything tagged "theo jansen". Just click it. Yo know you want to!

This shows the raw material that is so ubiquitous in The Netherlands. The PVC electrical duct. This sample is 3/4 inch (yes, that's how it is often called here!) or 19 mm OD. There is a second size widely available that fits exactly inside this one: 5/8 inch or 16 mm.

Note how close Gakken came to matching the colour!

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i like theo jansen walker


Good job Rik,

I wonder how scaled up it would have to be to run off a small solar panel.    although its probably not in the spirit of the beast.


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Beautiful video Rik! Well edited.

With the ice being so clear there were a few times it apeared to be walking on water.

As Gareth pointed out, the music was well chosen.

Enjoyed the robotic tour of your "flatlands" with the star .....Animaris Ordis Parvus, with fitting backing track, and exit......

The shadows from the many legs are so fitting to this beast, this still mesmerises me.

Question :- What were you fishing for ?

The mono filament was more of a leash. The ice was not thick enough to carry me and the O. Parvus is not that good a walker! I needed a way to retrieve it. As demonstrated at 2:13.