(Credit: Project Hexapod)
Soon, that whiny kid from Transformers won't be the only one who gets to play with giant walking robots. The makers of Project Hexapod are Kickstarting Stompy, a honking huge two-seater hydraulic robot.
Oh, Stompy, where have you been all my life? I can't wait to some day meet all 4,000 pounds of you and watch as your six legs destroy everything in their path. Despite your frighteningly arachnid shape, you have an adorable moniker.
Stompy is about $50,000 into its $65,000 goal. The project rewards range from having your name shouted from the top of the White Mountains for $5 all the way up to taking Stompy out for field trips through local rubble piles and scrap yards in the Boston area for $10,000. If you're not that ambitious, then $300 will secure you a ride in Stompy on a demo day.
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