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Brandbeest

The idea for Brandbeest was inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests. Simple mechanical linkages which give rise to complex yet beautiful motion. While the Strandbeest was designed for the strand (beach), the Brandbeest was designed for the harsher environment of Afrikaburn. In 3 short months my good friend, Bani van der Merwe, and I took the Brandbeest from an idea to a fully welded, 550kg steel monster. She roamed the Playa for two years before she was retired to the hands of time.

  • Photography
  • EMG/EEG Virtual Environment Controller
  • IMU Assisted Structure from Motion on Mobile Devices
  • Gizmic OS