Overview

This guide will take you through the process of building your own Humble Velocipede.

The Humble Velocipede is a playful desktop toy designed to scuttle over countertops and coffee tables. The design of this toy was inspired by Theo Jansen's Strandbeest creatures, and combines 3D printing with some custom hardware to put the beauty of Jansen's walking mechanism in your hands.

The beauty of this design is that anyone can find joy in the animal-like movement of the walking mechanism. Unlike other versions, this particular design employs five parallel sets of legs. The odd number of legs breaks up the pattern of coordination, rendering its motion even more visually appealing.

Read on to learn how to build your own!

Last updated on 2017-08-01 at 11.59.53 PM Published on 2017-06-30 at 10.40.18 PM