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We Love This Guy: Chinese Farmer Builds Robot Horse From Scrap

 

Su Daocheng’s gas-powered robotic horse was built upon a Go Kart motor, which powers four spring-loaded legs.
Su Daocheng’s gas-powered robotic horse was built upon a Go Kart motor, which powers four spring-loaded legs.

Inventors come up with some unusual creations to help better their worlds and Su Daocheng of China’s Hubei Province is certainly one of them. The inventor designed the robotic horse to replace the real thing for plowing fields, which was inspired by military strategist Zhuge Liang’s ‘wooden ox and gliding horse’ transportation device.

Su’s robot was built around a Go Kart motor that propels spring-loaded limbs in order to move. It also features a couple of bracing wheels to support the front end with its metal head.

The inventors horse stands at almost 5-feet tall, is over 6-feet long and is roughly 550Lbs, thanks to its metal frame. Looking at the video, it becomes apparent that the steering wheel doesn’t seem to function to well and in a few instances, it looks as if bystanders are helping to keep the horse from changing its direction.

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Su’s horse motor uses a chain to turn the axles that actuate the feet.

 

Still, Doc Brown would be proud and his inventions are certainly in the ‘unique’ category.

5 thoughts on “We Love This Guy: Chinese Farmer Builds Robot Horse From Scrap

  1. Very cool, but could improve in stability and speed. Very good though! I’m impressed.

  2. And this is where all our high tech gadgets are built??!?!!? Something doesn’t add up. ;)

  3. This is so good! Kinda wanting to make a cycle-powered one now.. SUmmer project maybe.

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