Strandbeest design by Theo Jansen

Strandbeest design sketch by Theo Jansen

Ever since I first saw this guy in a car commercial, I’ve been addicted to his videos! Theo Jansen has constructed beach creatures, called Strandbeests, from electrical tubing and soda bottles. He believes he has designed a new life form. He is teaching them to protect themselves from wind and water and is training them to potentially move sand to fight erosion. Makes my weekend activities seem rather dull…