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This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

by Conner Flynn
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Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and a mini bike. He didn’t stop there. His latest creation may just be his best.

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This crazy contraption was inspired by Theo Jansen’s famous kinetic Strandbeest sculptures. This walking machine looks crazy, but awesome walking down the street. It uses the rotary motion of a 20-volt Dewalt drill to move two actuated legs forward, pushing a little cart.

It’s basically a Segway that can hold up to 370 pounds and move for a mile on a full battery charge. That’s not bad for a single drill. Check out the video to see it in action.

[via Make: via Neatorama]

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