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Wind Powered Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

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Theo Jansen’s famed ‘strandbeests’ are powered solely by the wind and run freely on the northern beaches of Holland.  Built by simple tubes that can be locally found, Theo Jansen creates these skeletal marvels out of ordinary materials.  Check out his website at strandbeest.com where Theo explains in detail the mechanical work behind these magical beasts.