All the electronic kits are sold out for the moment, I shall be restocking asap. I'll keep the price the same for those that missed out. Please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to be informed when they're back in stock.
If you buy a full kit now, I'll ship the wind powered version now and electronics when they arrive (realistically in a month)
The strandbeest is an amazing piece of engineering, a simple walking structure that resembles an an animal as it moves.
This kit is available as an original 'Wind powered' Strandbeest, where a large sail provides the main driving force, or as a motorised, steerable version.
A small electronic kit starts a wifi network using the ESP8266 and two continuous rotation motors to drive the left and right legs independently, this creates a fully steerable vehicle that can be driven directly from your mobile phone or other device.
If you already have one of these strandbeest kits you can purchase the electronics package on it's own which can be fitted onto your own set of legs.
Assembly instructions for the strandbeest kit can be found here
Source code for the wifi device can be found here.