kw 00 Behold Your Doom: Children's battle mech

I have written before of the dangers of arming children with powerful engines of destruction because it’s “cute.” You mad, mad fools.

In point of fact, this “Kid’s Walker” from Japanese firm Sakakibara Kikai, like most real-world mecha prototypes I’ve seen, is considerably more impressive when standing still than when in motion. There’s embedded video here. If you are actually concerned about the possibility of the world being stomped to rubble beneath the armored galoshes of a Pokémech revolution, you should watch it and put your mind at ease. If, like me, however, you were excited by the photo and are enjoying dreaming about buying or making one of these for your own outer or inner child, you may want to keep that dream alive and pass on the vid. [via gizmag]

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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