Drill-powered walking machine is one heck of a personal transporter


We have seen a whole lot of innovative personal mobility devices; but I am yet to slot this one in a category – innovative or crazy? Maybe you can help! Whatever the choice, this drill-powered walking machine is certainly inspiring. Created by Izzy Swan, who loves to play with unique possibilities of the drill; this incredible walking machine is a great way to ride through the city and catch some popping eyeballs. Swan’s walking ride (if I can all it so) is fitted in with a custom made gear box and a dewalt 20V drill, which powers it for a mile on single charge.

In the last 20 odd years Swan has created a lot of machines powered by a drill; these include things like a lawn mower and a mini bike. According to Swan the drill-powered walking machine is his finest creation so far.

Swan drew inspiration for his walking machine from Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s leg design used in Strandbeest. With a lot of tweaking and twisting, Swan has finally arrived on a working prototype of a machine which has mechanical legs like in the Strandbeest, and has a riding mechanism of a skate scooter – both attached together for one heck of a walking machine that runs of drill power.

Swan believed the walking machine should look blue and green, but after he started posting videos and work-in-progress photos to his Facebook feed, he changed his mind following comments from fans. He changed the color choice and painted the machine silver.

Head down for a video to see how it was made and how the crazy thing walks to take you places.

Via: Make



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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