R/C steampunk centipede robot with 32 legs! Specs:
D49 Marine Double Piston Steam Engines Boiler: Mamod
SE3 Fuel: Alcohol Chassis &
Legs: Gakken Centipede Other: Meccano parts and
Channel Futaba Running Time:
10-15 min @ .75 - 1.5 Bar
Details & Progress:
Start of the centipede: I took a Gakken centipede kit, and
Wilesco D49 marine steam engines on it.
After many unsuccessful attempts of trying to use the gearbox, I
ended up using a
I tried using a small Unit marine boiler, which proved to not provide
The Mamod SE3 boiler, along with gearing it down once more, did the
Mini servos were attached right on the engine
Body Work: Once it was working, I used sheet metal and fire resistant paint
for the body work.
I then upgraded the centipede to sprockets and chains, replacing all of
the pulleys. In the process of
making it structurely sound for the sprockets, I had to remove the
cab.... form follows function. I also
blew out the mini servos, so I replaced it with standard servos
and mounted on the chassis, rather than
on the engine.