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#185324 - 06/14/09 06:36 AM animaris umerus
BranShea Offline
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This is the basic structure of the animaris.



If you'd like to see the larger animaris umerus in action click video link. Theo Jansen is an engineer/artist spending his life creating animals from PVC electricity tubes. They walk on windpower. This week he experiments at the beach trying to attach a water sensor system so when it walks free and the tide comes up it will seek dry grounds.


[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2abYvWcJzRw[/video]


Edited by BranShea (06/15/09 03:18 AM)
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#185332 - 06/14/09 01:10 PM Re: watching c beams glitter near the tannhäuser gate [Re: BranShea]
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animaris humerus

I saw his TED lecture online about ayear ago. He is an interesting artist/engineer. His contraptions use 2 liter soda bottles to store up compressed air when the wind dies down on those lovely Dutch beaches. (I am pleasantly reminded of the scene on the beach, in Soldier of Orange, when the Dutch partisan are challenging one another to pronounce the name of the town Scheveningen which served as a shibboleth at the time.) The locomotion mechanism is simple and elegant. They are beautiful.
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#185342 - 06/15/09 03:33 AM Re: watching c beams glitter near the tannhäuser gate [Re: zmjezhd]
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Always happy when someone agrees in admiration for a thing of beauty. smile I wrote the name by memory so the h is out , but it doesn't change much to the meaning. I add a link here to a flickr-image ( better than mine) which shows those two liter plastic bottles you talk about clearly. Up the tail. Such a vieuw!

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#185360 - 06/16/09 04:38 AM Re: watching c beams glitter near the tannhäuser gate [Re: BranShea]
Zed Offline
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How i would love to see one in person.

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#185381 - 06/17/09 04:03 PM Re: animaris umerus [Re: Zed]
BranShea Offline
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As the image link up there doesn't work any more and the Edit no longer works, I uploaded from my files:

beach beast


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#185410 - 06/21/09 02:09 PM Re: animaris umerus [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
As the image link up there doesn't work any more and the Edit no longer works, I uploaded from my files:

beach beast




Animaru umeris: 'file' woked fine for me: terrific, thanks for sharing.
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