solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome
 
solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome
jul 01, 2013

solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome

solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome by scott parenteau

 

 

assisted by a roof-mounted solar panel and wind turbine, the robotic geodesic dome by commercial welder scott parenteau was presented at last month’s maker faire in san francisco. made entirely from scrap metal and industrial dishwasher parts, the ‘walking bot’ runs on 800 watts of battery power, with two commercial dishwasher gear motors that propels its 12 kinetic legs. however, it’s not the most efficient form of rapid-transportation– weighing just over 1,800 pounds, the pod can only travel at .03 km/h (.02 mph). to see the robot in action, watch the video below.

 

 

giant walking pod robot at maker faire 2013
video courtesy tested

 

via dvice

  • If you are impressed by this walking machanism please check http://www.strandbeest.com/ of Theo Jansen. He is the inventer and he is refered to in the video.

    Ro says:
  • Nice work by the way!

    Ro says:
  • this would be great at Burning Man

    dbkii says:
  • Thanks a lot RO for the link. This is what should be published!!
    This one just look like a poor techno version. Lost all the poetry, it’s just a ball on a walking platform…

    urb says:
  • Happy he mentioned buckminster fuller

    mike says:

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