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The Humble Velocipede

3D model description

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.

Kits are available for purchase here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/826269268/humble-velocipede-crankshaft-kit
- and -
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3652

Full instructions for printing and assembly can be found on Adafruit: https://learn.adafruit.com/humblevelocipede/overview

If you don't own a printer you can have these parts printed for you locally through 3D Hubs:
https://www.3dhubs.com/

Parts are also available for purchase via Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dano?section=Humble+Velocipede&s=0

If you'd like to buy one already assembled, an assortment of Humble Velocipede prototypes are available for sale here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHumbleVelocipede

For all other things Humble Velocipede related, see the links below!

Follow the design process on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humblevelocipede/
Watch videos of the Velocipede in action on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/962900/
Read the Humble Velocipede's deep thoughts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_velocipede
Say hello to the Velocipede on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehumblevelocipede/
Play with a digital simulacrum online:
http://smallwondertoy.co/
Shop for Velocipede-inspired fashion: https://society6.com/danowall/collection/humble-velocipede

3D printing settings

220C
20% infill / 1.5mm retraction
2 shells
80mm/s print speed
0.20mm layer height / 0.4mm nozzle

  • 3D file format: STL

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Designs 8
Downloads 1643
Sales US$15
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I currently live in NYC where I work as a fabricator for Adafruit Industries. I help troubleshoot, manufacture, and test everything coming out of the Adafruit fabrication department.

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CC BY NC SA


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