Neo-Classic-Space S.P.I.D.E.R. Multiped Drone
The Solar-Powered Interstellar Drone for Extraterrestrial Research (S.P.I.D.E.R.) is finally completed at the 'Moonbase Celebration 50'.
With onboard intelligence, a formidable assortment of tools, and unlimited renewable power, this endlessly useful companion is sometimes referred to as 'GRAMPS' - Giant Robotic Assistant & Mobile Power Station (especially by arachnophobic astronauts).
Future missions will be accompanied by these units, to aid in planetoid habitability investigation and geo/bio research. Manipulator arms, coupled with highly advanced sensors allow this drone to examine samples, move debris, haul equipment, and even carry out rescue operations for astronauts in danger.
Fully capable of traversing uneven terrain, and repelling into crevaces with it's winch, this robotic research assistant can go just about anywhere on atmospheric and non-atmospheric terrestrial landscapes.
Prepare to give Space exploration a leg-up (or six!) and take your celestial crew to a whole new level of awesome adventure with a giant (robot) S.P.I.D.E.R. on board!
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This MOC has been a journey, developing a seamless transition through System and CCBS/Bionicle elements. With adjustable Greebles to simulate actuators. Fully articulated through each leg, the model is stable, poseable, and quite dynamic (in-environment shots coming soon!).
The features include: adjustable solar arrays, whiskers, and rear hitches, poseable manipulator arms (3), legs with up to 12+ points of articulation each + working shock absorption, opening hatch to reveal central core, storage for a large assortment of space tools, and a working winch (which can support the full weight of the build).
Watch my video for a hands-on with the features: youtu.be/Q3HC0IzGPfc
Thanks for checking it out, I hope you enjoy it!