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The Strandbeest Kit is a miniature working model version of one of the famous Strandbeests made by the Dutch physicist-turned-artist Theo Jansen. Hack it and make a hamster powered version!

Hamster Hack!
  • Theo Jansen's Mini Strandbeest (Beast) Kit

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Ignore complaints re: Japanese instructions August 3, 2013
Reviewer: cfriend from FL, USA  
As titled, all of the complaints regarding Japanese instructions are out of date as of June 2013.  The kit I received had the same English instructions linked to by another reviewer (http://otonanokagaku.net/english/manuals/pdf/vol30_beest.pdf).

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great Christmas Gift January 10, 2013
Reviewer: bwelkin from Lago Vista, TX United States  
I gave this to my 15-y.o. and he whipped right through it in a couple of hours and is in the maker/hacker stage of "modifying" it.

(Have you seen the video of the hamster powered one?)

At any rate, this was a boy who never cared for kits or assembly before and now he's so proud of it he has taken it to school to show off.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Wonderful Project ....for the MechHead December 13, 2012
Reviewer: Vern from West Newbury, MA United States  
I had a great time assembling the kit but would have had an easier time had I read the first review with the link for the English instructions.  Availability of these should be made more prominent.

I bought one as a gift for my nephew but now question it for any but the very patient and dexterous.

Fun and crazy project.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
strandbeest instructions December 8, 2012
Reviewer: maker_dude from Chicago, IL United States  
Those who are having trouble with the Japanese instructions should look at this site: http://otonanokagaku.net/english/manuals/pdf/vol30_beest.pdf

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Beach Beast! with Japanese Instructions? December 8, 2012
Reviewer: Jeg Snakke lit Norsk from Lynnwood, WA United States  
So why, since the name is clearly Dutch for Beach Beast, are the directions/manual in Japanese? It would be easier to translate to English if it were written in Dutch! Come on Maker Shed, shed some obscurity, please. I'm done with ordering kits with indecipherable (to me) instructions.

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