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Giant Solar-Powered Geodesic Robot Walks Into our Nightmares on 12 Crab-Like Legs

by , 06/10/13

Scott Parenteau, Walker Pod, solar power, wind turbine, geodesic robot, spider robot, Maker Faire, Maker Faire walker pod, robot

Welder Scott Parenteau has created a gigantic geodesic dome that walks about on 12 creepy crab-like legs! Parenteau’s spider-like “Walking Pod” is powered by a wind turbine and a roof-mounted solar panel, which help support the 800 watts of power needed to move the machine.

Scott Parenteau, Walker Pod, solar power, wind turbine, geodesic robot, spider robot, Maker Faire, Maker Faire walker pod, robot

Scott Parenteau recently showcased his Walking Pod at Maker Faire – a San Francisco Bay Area event that encourages inventors and tinkerers to push the boundaries of technology and showcase their latest inventions. Parenteau built his creation from scrap metal and industrial dishwasher parts, and it took him three months to construct. The large robot tips the scales at 1,800 pounds so it can only travel at speeds of .02 miles per hour – but it’s still probably the coolest solar-powered evil-looking spider robot we’ve seen! Watch the video below to see it in action.

+ Maker Faire

Via DVICE

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