Come build your own walking machine made out of laser-cut acrylic and 3d printed ABS; It really moves!
Based off a derivation of artist Theo Jansen’s unique mechanism that he created for his Strandbeest moving sculptures, this machine has four legs that are battery-powered by only one DC motor.
You’ll learn a little bit about 3d printing and laser cutting, what both are good for and how they were involved in the design process of this machine. We’ll also cover some very basic electronics (batteries, switches, and motors), as well as some properties of gears.
But most importantly, you'll build a DIY walking machine that you can take home!
The workshop is made up of TWO CLASSES: one on Saturday, Oct 14 and the second on Saturday, Oct 21. Both run from 1:00pm–4:00pm.
Min age: 14 years old - adult
Max number of students in the class: 10
= $100 for non-members of Decatur Makers (for more info and to join, click here)
= $85 for members of Decatur Makers (please pay full amount and we will refund you the difference.)
Price includes all materials to build one walking machine (including batteries!).