mondo spider - burning-man 2006

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mondo spider - burning-man 2006

Mondo Spider by the Mondo Spider Project

This is a giant mecanical spider, each of the 8 legs is independtly controled by a hydraulic system powered by a diesel engine.­ The driver controls are simple: two levers, just like a tank or a bulldozer.­ It can run forward and backward, and turn in any direction (a bit like a tank, it can turn on its central axis without moving).­ I was a bit disapointed that it cannot walk sideways :)

You can see a video I made of the Mondo Spider in action here: www.­youtube.­com/­watch?v=sLOVdo_­Qu3E

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2006 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

arachnide
art car
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electroluminescent wire
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September 1, 2006
Burning Man Entrance/Exit Rd, Black Rock City, NV, USA