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Mechanical spiders!

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A MAKE reader spotted this Mechanical spider site in the How What Why forums“It has been a hobby for a number of years to develop a “bicycle” without wheels that could walk. It would move on legs and resemble a large insect. A linkage was developed that satisfied the design criteria and several small-scale prototypes were built that demonstrated the concept. Applications for the linkage go beyond human-powered machines. The links are connected by pivot joints and convert the rotating motion of the crank into the movement of a foot similar to that of an animal walking.”Link.

6 thoughts on “Mechanical spiders!

  1. hey, phil.
    I think that Theo Jansen’s spider (the giant one) totally fits in here.
    come on!
    put an effort in it and link it in

    :)

    ciao.ubee

  2. ubee – im going to do a big post with all those photos soon (i just got back from traveling, ug).

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