2012 – “Octipes Vehiculum” Human Powered Walking Machine – Silas Ulbrich (German)
Text from Video Clip: Octipes Vehiculum is an 8-legged walking machine which I built for my studies in mechanical engieneering in 2012 at my university (Fachhochschule Stralsund, Germany). It is muscle-powered, driven by a pedal movement.
I was inspired by the strandbeesten of Theo Jansen (www.strandbeest.com).
Unfortunately the vehicle isn`t able to walk under full strain because of to less material strenght. However in the movie you can see that it works if the vehicle is jacked.
See technical pdf here.
Source: From correspondence with Silas Ulbrich.