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Date: 12/18/10 05:30 PM

51 Responses to Another Creepy Wind-Powered Walking Machine

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Link: Another Creepy Wind-Powered Walking Machine - The primitive strandbeest, only walks in the same direction as the wind.
  2. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Imagine these walking round the abandoned coasts, hundreds of years after all life was wiped out by a virus or something...

    Spooky.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    when im an eccentric millionaire, im going ot get a field, and buy 2 of these. and then make them hunt
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    I have a vision of after the `Big One`, when the Earth is a radioactive husk, nothing living is left, just hundreds of these things walking around the flat lifeless deserts...

    ...and an Alien, chasing after one and yelling "Stop F`ing ignoring me and take me to your Leader!"
  5. Profile photo of GregH7
    GregH7 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    these are made by Theo Jansen. i read his book on them and i think the man is insane.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    They should make do-it-yourself kits to build these.
    If they were $200 or less, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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    liklepip Female 18-29
    136 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    that sound they make is creepy, and them walking around once humanity is gone was the first that came to mind so weird
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    Saw this on Wallace and Grommit`s world of invention, its so cool, all made of PVC!
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    This clip really needs the Chariots of Fire music added to it.
  10. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    GregH7, can you summarize his book, and how he is insane? This is the first I have heard of his book, and from what I recall, he imagines a world inhabited by these things. I think it`s the coolest thing how he devised these structures which can walk based on wind, but if he does imagine a world of these things, then he`s a bit weird.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4907 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    Sara Connor`s lawn-mower.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    how does he stop them when he wants to bring them back? I can just picture a guy chasing this down a beach...
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    I want one! This is so cool. I wish I had the time and brains to build one
  14. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    S C A R Y !!!!!
  15. Profile photo of Zaneo
    Zaneo Male 18-29
    32 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    So old it`s new?
  16. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    Its like I`m looking at a 4th dimensional object.
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    Smashking Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    When it stopped, I wondered how long it would wait before firing it`s lasers at the cameraholder.
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
    257 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    so the wind hits the sail trys to knock it over which makes the front legs push back which transmits the force to another set of legs which move forward as the others go back ? or at least thats what i`m seeing
  19. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:22 am
    reminds me of an AT-At
  20. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:54 am
    I hope they pick up its poop.
  21. Profile photo of SlimPickins
    SlimPickins Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 4:04 am
    hahaha! *claps hands and squeals* i like!
  22. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 4:13 am
    this is what`s called "pointless science". look it up, it`s a real term....i think (if not it should be)
  23. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 4:14 am
    hold on, just realized: "another"? you mean there`s more than one of these retarded machines?
  24. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 5:23 am
    Eew! I don`t like it, it`s scary!
  25. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2010 at 5:54 am
    @phoneybone- Science? This is art, sir.
  26. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    December 19, 2010 at 5:57 am
    WEEEeeeeeeeeeee! Useless!
  27. Profile photo of CinematicD
    CinematicD Female 18-29
    239 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 7:03 am
    kill it!
  28. Profile photo of ajmullan
    ajmullan Male 18-29
    105 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 7:27 am
    KILL IT!!! PUSH IT OVER AND RUN AWAY!!!!
  29. Profile photo of MissTokyo
    MissTokyo Female 18-29
    82 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Awwwwa, its little legs are soooo cute :)
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 8:10 am
    I actually said "OH GOD" out loud when I first saw it move. I would sh*t my bikini bottoms if I saw this thing creepin` along, all alone on the beach.

    What steers it, do you think? Or stops it from going into the water?
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    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 8:36 am
    it only goes down a slope in case no one knew. I think it`s fed by wind pushing it over to one side, in turn makes it unstable on one side than the other, which will rotate its axle and make the legs move.
  32. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
    192 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 8:58 am
    I did see something on tv about this guy. I`m quite sure he has made much more complex ones which can walk both ways and can move away if they touch water.
  33. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 9:01 am
    Yep that is creepy
  34. Profile photo of PhantomX9
    PhantomX9 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2010 at 9:05 am
    this could be useful once earth becomes a desert!
  35. Profile photo of RipJack
    RipJack Male 13-17
    124 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 9:51 am
    Why?
  36. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
    839 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 11:28 am
    love it
  37. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    CAN IT SWIM
  38. Profile photo of AtomicTamale
    AtomicTamale Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    it will haunt my nightmares..
  39. Profile photo of redspade
    redspade Male 13-17
    150 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    this guy make these things for fun then just releases them out onto the beach
  40. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Still cool!
  41. Profile photo of kinkychinky
    kinkychinky Female 13-17
    6 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    looks like something out of little big planet
  42. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    And... When there`s no wind...

  43. Profile photo of zhazen
    zhazen Male 30-39
    16 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    Weird. But cool.
  44. Profile photo of c3rv4
    c3rv4 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    repost.
  45. Profile photo of Metagami
    Metagami Male 13-17
    16 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    theo jansen ftw
  46. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    I want to build one and freak people out.

    I don`t have the materials or time though. :(
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    xhmcsx Male 18-29
    9 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 3:45 am
    :`( :`( someone made something that doesn`t directly benefit me WAH WAH WAH. shut up you boring c...Ntz whingeing that it`s "pointless." you`re as bad as the people who complain that videos of people shooting stuff from far away or doing basketball trick shots must have had to do loads of reshoots and must have missed loads of times.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 4:01 am
    Dutch coast line, I recognized the greenish waters and the chemical foam.
  49. Profile photo of asnodeus
    asnodeus Male 18-29
    101 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 4:33 am
    They are actually considered living creatures by the creator. Their goal is to survive as long as possible. And for the people that think it`s pointless, thanks to these sculptures BMW makes as awesome cars as they do. (Janses is on of their lead designers)

    They`re awesome, and I seriously don`t get the idea of them being creepy.
  50. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:29 am
    I`ve always wondered if there could be a practical application of these things. They can`t carry any weight because the leg movements depend on minimum resistance. Cool and unique application of mechanical forces though.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Now I want sea food.

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