Strandbeests - Theo Jansen's mechanical artworks: Lingohack


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A Dutch engineer and artist has spent 28 years perfecting his Strandbeests - windpowered mechanical creations. Now Nasa is using his designs for inspiration in their efforts to put a rover on the planet Venus. Watch the video to find out more.
Key words and phrases:
engineer – someone who designs or builds things such as machines
powered by – given energy by
trial and error – solving a problem by trying different solutions and learning from mistakes
mechanical – relating to machines and machine parts
robust design – strong successful design that is unlikely to break or fail
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