Inspired by Theo Jansen’s remarkable Strandbeest, Californian art and engineering collective Carv began their crazy technical adventure – walking bike in 2014. The blike employs the same glorious principles of physics found in Jansen’s creatures. The whole project starts with a 3D-printed model of what the device might look like.
And the model soon attracted several craftsmen who started to spend 3 hours a night from Monday to Wednesday each week. After seven months, 700+ man-hours work and over 400 custom made parts, the bike finally come together. Pedalling the bike powers four walking legs in the rear. It’s not very efficient, but you will receive insane amounts of hipster street cred for showing up at the coffee shop on this thing. However, we have no clue where, when can you purchase it.