Stompy is coming


51 Responses to “Stompy is coming”

  1. DMC says:

    Congrats Stompy & Artisan’s Asylum!

    maker-spaces rule!
    look for one or get one going where YOU live.


    SCUL-Pilot Stogie

    • SamSam says:

      SCUL pilots also rule! Although I haven’t seen you guys riding around en mass recently. (Although maybe that’s because I’m rarely up after bedtime these days…)

    • Rindan says:

      I want to point out that the Artisan’s Asylum is an epic bad ass organization.  They are very much about supporting the maker community from n00bs to kung fu masters.  If you leave in the greater Boston area, and especially if you live across the river on the Cambridge/Somerville side, you should really check them out.  They are pretty much as bad ass as they sound. 

      If you are going to be in the greater Boston Area, Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is happening this weekend and the Artisan’s Asylum will be open.  Just to give you some context, Somerville is a little sliver of Boston that is 4.2 square miles, yet has 80,000 people.  This year, there are going to be over 100 studious open around Somerville over the weekend for the event.  It really is worth the visit if you are going to be in town.

      SOS has the usual suspects you would expect at various open studious like water color, pottery, and crap like that, but it also has some truly epic shit each year.  Crazy mechanical sculptures, sharp pointed objects, steam punk , epic 10 foot tall bikes sporting blinking shit, and of course hexapod robots.  Seriously, if you are in Boston this weekend, come check it out.  Somerville is a bad ass little town. 

      edit: I am pretty sure SCUL pilot knows all of the above… it was more for everyone else.

  2. Kevin Pierce says:

    By 2019, Monster Stompie rallies will have completely replaced Monster Truck rallies.  Automobiles, specifically Toyota Prii, will be the favorite flattened object.

  3. Comedian says:

    Visions of Robacalypse.


    Judging from the Project Hexapod page, the occupants’ heads would be around 10 feet above the pavement.  That would be an amazing view and a great thrill.  Please post video when this thing rolls out…  Er.. strides out.

  5. Nadreck says:

    Been done.  See “Frankenstein Jr. vs. The Spyder Man”.

  6. doug rogers says:

    Spider-car, Spider-car
    Friendly neighbourhood spider-car…

  7. tofagerl says:

    What is it with robot-developers and their “not-quite-God-complex”? Wheels are FAR better than legs in every single way. Just cause there’s no animals/bugs/fish with wheels, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t use them. 

  8. rrh says:

    So are there engineering reasons to make our giant robots hexopods, instead of modeling an existing large animal like the elephant?

  9. Dan Century says:

    Stompy is com… oh… he just finished. Dirty, dirty spider car.

  10. pepik says:

    Would you need a driver’s license to take this thing out? Imagine the fun of taking your driving exam in this!

    • bob d says:

      Considering how many lanes of traffic it takes up, I sadly can’t imagine it could ever be street-legal.

  11. thunderpants says:

    one could go off road over the hills and through the woods, well, some of the hills and woods anyway. in a quite spectacular fashion.

  12. Bonus: car used for size reference is totally a Delorean.

  13. Felton / Moderator says:

    I see they’re leaving room at the front to mount a laser cannon, or maybe giant pincers.

  14. I think you should go ahead and move this thing to the top of your “potential overlords” list.


  15. darrrrrrn says:

    At first I thought this was an evil genius method of towing cars.

  16. Ipo says:

    … ride it through town in about four months.

    It’s a loong ride through town. 

  17. Drew Van Zandt says:

    Note on the existing “competition” – since the Asylum hexapod is a true 18-actuator hexapod, it can spin in place.  It’s also got a design speed of … I think 6 MPH, but I may not be remembering correctly.

    • Dan Allard says:

       Is it 18 or 24? Are the red bits suspension as opposed to actuators?

      i’m curious as to where you got that speed number – are you local?

  18. Robert says:

    It needs to have speakers blaring “Wiki, wiki, wow; wiki, wiki, wow wow wow”

  19. bcsizemo says:

    The logging industry has had walking harvesters for a while now:

  20. Looks great; although it also looks very lean.  Are these schematics just concepts, or are they actually based on the materials etc. needed?  I would expect a lot more bulk in the bid section where all the engine/s pneumatics etc. go.  Even the legs look optimistically neat.

    I’m no engineer though, just looks a little too good to be true?

  21. Bart says:

    Finally, a vehicle that doesn’t get bogged down going through David Square!

  22. BrotherPower says:

    Really? No stabby thing to poke through the roof and suck out the creamy filling? Seems obvious.

  23. Steve Faiella says:

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!! oh, wait.. how much is it?

  24. Hanglyman says:

    Good thing I’m not in Massachusetts… chasing after their stomp-bot begging for a ride wouldn’t be very dignified.

  25. pjcamp says:

    What lack of imagination! Buggy is clearly a better name.

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