Variations

This design is very malleable and open to reinterpretations, improvements, and upgrades.

It is possible to motorize these machines as well for remote control fun!

A guide to build a larger version of this walking machine has previously been published here:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Strandbeest-Inspired-3D-Printable-Walking-Machine/

This version uses a fully 3D printed crankshaft, which makes the assembly process more complex.

The Humble Velocipede is a continuation of this Kickstarter project, which succeeded in 2012 (bamboo Velocipedes are no longer being produced).

If you'd like to buy one already assembled, an assortment of Humble Velocipede prototypes are available for sale here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHumbleVelocipede

The digital simulacrum is always available to play with here:

http://smallwondertoy.co/

 

This guide was first published on Jun 30, 2017. It was last updated on Jun 30, 2017. This page (Variations) was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.