Mechanical Horse-Bike

Oh [Rodger Cleye]! You had us at “unicycle, duct tape, styrofoam, and tie wraps”. But watching the horse-bike in action (video below) is just about enough for us to go out and make one ourselves. (For our child, naturally. We’re far too dignified.)

If you trawl around [Rodger]’s YouTube channel, you’ll see no end of odd motorized vehicles. Like last year’s motorized horse project, or this stormtrooper speeder. But there’s just something about the way that the horse’s legs move along with the rider that is slightly more enchanting. (That’s the “unicycle” part of the build.) And, we assume, the rider gets a little bit more exercise to boot.

We’ve featured a few builds of [Rodger]’s before, including his motorized couch build that’s obviously controlled from the seat-mounted coconut, and of course a pneumatic Boba Fett rocket.

17 thoughts on “Mechanical Horse-Bike

      1. This looks fun. We should also involve these “pony play” people, might be a crossover group interest. Link is SFW, though the linked site is likely not. Lots of fun hacked together and custom made gear, carts and toys here!

        https://www.cpony.com/home/faq.html

        Ponyplay is a combination of BDSM and erotic role play where the bottom assumes the role of an equid and becomes a ponygirl or ponyboy. They sometimes are made to pull carts, show off, compete in competitions or much more. Definitely a crossover to the maker community.

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