The Mondo Spider is a ride-on walking machine propelled via eight steel legs in a walking motion utilizing the Klann Linkage.
It was designed and built in 2005 and 2006 by Leigh Christie, Jonathan Tippet, Charlie Brison, Alex Mossman, Dillard Brinson, Sam Meyer and Ryan Johnston. Now affiliated with the Vancouver-based charity eatART foundation, the spider has fascinated spectators at events such as the Burning Man festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, New Yorks 'Gagettoff' and numerous television appearances.
The first power source was a Honda V-twin engine and a system of hydraulic pumps and motors, which was upgraded in January 2010 as part of the Mondo Spider '0 Emissions' program.
The vehicle has a carrying capacity of one person and a maximum speed of around 4 feet per second (1.2 m/s), a "brisk walking speed".
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