The Spider Crab is the latest is deep sea exploration drones. Unlike the exploration robots of the early twentieth century, this drone does not need cables to supply power and live video feeds. Instead it relies on state-of-the-art fuel cells and wireless video transmission.
The drone can dive to depths much deeper than any robot before it. They use two large thrusters to dive and surface but it also has small ballast tanks to move around ship wrecks without disturbing the artifacts.
The four legs have padded feet to reduce damage to artifacts and cushion impact with the sea floor. It is also equipped with two grasping claws for bringing up artifacts.
I can always find something I've missed while strolling through your builds... Very cool stuff here. I dig using the ball turret for the eye, and I also love the color scheme. Great dio to display it all on as well!
Hit the weak point for MASSIVE DAMAGE!
...Sorry, couldn't resist :P Great work! I love seeing all the clever new ways to make sturdy legs and movable joints, and the rubber tipped missiles make great padded feet :D
I like it
April 18, 2011
The giant cyclopitc spider drone is really cool...that's hard to miss. But the sea floor is also a delight. the kelp growing up through the wagon wheel and the sunken ruins are very subtle. The whole thing is cool. Attack!
That is one bad (bleep) mech! And, I don't think enough praise has been put on the background. Yes, it's simple and not a "difficult" part of the build, but the placement of the artifacts strewn about really give it a sense of realism. Sweet work man! ~ Chris.
When I saw the thumbnail I knew to expect your skill with mechanical-looking builds, but this was even better than I was anticipating. Nice use of the missile elements, and good construction of the leg assemblies overall. It also helps that you've given this a nice diorama to explore.