The Mondo Spider (http://mondospider.com
) is a diesel-powered hydraulic walking machine. It weights about 1,600 lb.
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De-Inventing The Wheel - This ridable mechanical walking machine was designed by a team of artists and engineers as an industrial metal beast destined to rock Burning Man and the world of kinetic sculpture. Inspired by Vancouver Junkyard Wars, this giant hydraulic monster was hewn from steel with passion and precision. Call it robot... call it biomimicry... call it what you will... We call it... The MONDO SPIDER.
It was originally shown at Burning Man 2006: Hope and Fear.
For more information about this motorized spider, go to http://www.mondospider.com/
The Mondo Spider was designed by Leigh Christie, Jonathan Tippett, Charlie Brinson, Ryan Johnston and a bunch of other peeps from the eatART Foundation http://eatART.org/
(although the Mondo Spider predates eatART). .
Video shot at the Burning Man 2009 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
The 2010 version of the Mondo Spider is zero-emission electrical, battery-powered, with batteries recharged using solar panels.
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