There’s more than meets the eye to this robot car

This is a robot that any Transformers enthusiast will love. Sure, the car looks just a bit boxy, but you’ll forget all about that when you see it unfold into a bipedal robot (translated). [Zak Sawa] is responsible for the creation. He pull off the build using 22 servo motors which let the car transform, and provide the somewhat awkward ability to walk. Fold it back up again and the car can drive away. In other words, here’s the Transformers toy that you always wanted; radio controled and it actually works!

This is the result of about four years of work. Apparently it’s the eighth iteration, and a note on the video after the break teases a ninth version on the way. It’s not just the robot that looks great, check out the carrying case that houses it for storage.

Comments

  1. TheCapt says:

    Just needs to have the Transformer sound!

  2. Philippe says:

    AWE!

  3. atomsoft says:

    I want one now!

  4. Alex says:

    There’s more to this robot car than meets the eye? It’s like one of those old standardized test questions.

  5. HackJack says:

    O… M… G!!!

    Any chance of scaling it up to life size?

  6. ColonelPannick says:

    Shut up and take my money!

  7. midnight says:

    This guy deserves a X million dollar contract with whomever holds the rights to transformer toys…

    Effin awesome :)

  8. rod says:

    I want it. urgently.

  9. sc0rch3d says:

    that’s a very nice touch with the robot doing a pushup to go in and out of the transformation process. that’s a direct take from the cartoons and movie.

  10. asdf says:

    Nice headlights.

  11. Colecago says:

    If that thing didn’t even have a car mode, it would still be super awesome. Just disbelief.

  12. Chalkbot says:

    Amazing work.

  13. wretch says:

    A rather fight-y robot with tits. Fantastic.

  14. anthony says:

    dude its friggin awesome! Is this a protype or do you have more model Transformers and how can I pick one up for my son who is a Transformer freak. LOL! Awesome work.

  15. Indyaner says:

    What Motors did he used. There must be at least a dozen of miniature-motors/steppers in there.

  16. Scott says:

    I NEED this car

  17. +1 Bard says:

    Video looks a bit Harryhausenesque.

  18. Martin says:

    Well, not as cool as this model, but at least you can sit in it: our shape-shifting electric car “EO”:

  19. txi2 says:

    Seriously I want this car.

  20. mental2k says:

    Looks awesome, driving is awesome, transformation is awesome, fighty action is awesome, it’s gait however would leave it a bit embarrassed in front of optimus prime.

  21. tommy says:

    That is an impressive little bot.

    I think there’s a grey Walther P-38 I want to build now.

    :-D

  22. qiron says:

    It’s a shame I can’t watch this video !
    But the pictures look awesome !

  23. James says:

    I want a lifesize one.

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