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ZeGoBeasts are biologically-inspired mechanical walking creatures that teach you about basic kinematics and are awesome to build.
ZeGoBeasts are biologically-inspired mechanical walking creatures that teach you about basic kinematics and are awesome to build.
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ZeGoBeast - A DIY Mechanical Walking Creature

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What is the ZeGoBeast?

The ZeGoBeast is a mechanical walking creature brought to life by you.

It comes completely unassembled – it’s up to you to turn the raw material you receive into the life-like model you see here.

Inspired by Theo Jansen’s work, the ZeGoBeast is a compact kinetic sculpture driven by the energy you put into it.

After you build it on your own, you’ll explore hand tools, basic kinematics, and mechanics. And if you build it with friends and family, you'll bond around the challenge and success of creating an intricate machine from over 300 separate pieces.

We’ve been working hard to bring this to you – now, we’re finally ready to release ZeGoBeast to the world.

We need your support to make this happen. Be a part of ZeGoBeast and help us get the word out there!

For more information, photos, updates, and ordering, please visit The Official ZeGoBeast Website!

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Everything you've seen in the videos and photographs we've made ourselves - we're confident in our ability to deliver rewards to all of our potential Kickstarter supporters. We've had years of experience operating and designing for laser cutters, we've lined up local and domestic vendors to provide redundant sources of material, and we've nearly finalized the design. That said, we are fully aware that unforeseen risks may present themselves (natural disasters, tragic deaths, etc.). We will keep our backers informed and updated.

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    Get a signed, limited-edition blueprint of the ZeGoBeast so that you can cut your own wooden pieces using a jigsaw, or just hang it on a wall!

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    Get a full set of all the laser-cut components to build your own ZeGoBeast - just add hardware!

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    Super Early Bird - For our earliest supporters! We'll work extra hard to ship the day our Kickstarter succeeds. Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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    Early Bird - Be the one of the first to build your very own ZeGoBeast! You'll be our first priority - whatever it takes to get you the kits within weeks of reaching our goal. Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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    January Delivery - Kick off the New Year with a ZeGoBeast build! Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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    December Delivery - Just in time for the Holidays! Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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    November Delivery - Celebrate the Fall by building a ZeGoBeast with the ones you care about! Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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    Get a complete ZeGoBeast kit just in time for Halloween! Includes all the components you need to build a complete model.

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