This is Bob Schneeveis and Grant Grundler's Solar Electric Robot Chariot, which showed up at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. This rig will cart you around as you wave to your cyborg Secutores. Finally, the dream of the Newark Steam Man has been realized.
We've seen many a fiery automaton in our day, but this flame-belching robo-pony seen at this weekend's Detroit Maker Faire deserves a some sort of prize most sinister. Are his mohawked companions walking him...or vice versa?
At the 2011 Bay Area Maker Faire, Adam Savage of Mythbusters teamed up with Tesla coil musical troupe ArcAttack for some freestyle cage dancing. This is definitely one of those "Don't Try This At Home" moments.
Greg Leyh spends his time proving lightning can indeed strike in the same place twice. Now, Leyh is planning to tackle the Zeusian task of creating a facility that can create lighting strikes on command - and serve cocktails.