Steambot Spiderpunk

Here’s a fun update: I don’t know how many recall an old post of mine (actually a cross-post of sorts) about I-Wei Huang’s steam-powered toys like the one shown above (reLink). Well, there’s an update/interview over on Wired (Link) where they also have a gallery of steambots (Link).


What’s really neat is that the image above, a 3D CAD drawing, got me digging deeper. After you check out the steam-powered spider in action (Link – there’s a video on that page you’ll want to see), be sure to check out the Mechanical Spider website (Link) where there are some fabbed parts and a nice little video demonstrating the linkage being used in this project.

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