Over the summer of 2011, I welded and wired together a rideable hexapod based on designs by Rick Pantaleo. It’s built with a steel tubing frame (MIG welded), controlled by two drill trigger controllers, a found racing car seat, and powered by donated A123 lead acid replacement batteries with reused tennis balls for feet. I took it to two New York Maker Faires and let kids ride in it.

A video of a friend riding it (video credit Colin Parsons):




Demo at Maker Faire
Demo at Maker Faire


Demo at techfair
Demo at techfair

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