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Building a walking bicycle [video]

Walking seems like the easiest thing in the world, until you try to build a walking machine of your own.

Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been creating walking art for decades, primarily using PVC pipe, which he’s termed Strandbeest, and that became the inspiration for a team in California to adapt a bike using the Strandbeest model.

The walking bike was born, and recently strutted its stuff in the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice parade.

Here’s its appearance at the parade, where it covered two miles without falling apart.

Full story at CARV.

Wacky inventions.

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