Chinese inventor builds working mechanical horse

DC
Published Jan 21, 2015, 7:23 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 11:37 pm IST
The inventor spent two months working on the horse
The horse weighs 250kg and has four legs and two supportive wheels to keep it moving. Picture Courtesy: Quirky China News
 The horse weighs 250kg and has four legs and two supportive wheels to keep it moving. Picture Courtesy: Quirky China News
 
An inventor has designed and built a functioning mechanical horse. Su Daocheng, from China, spent two months making his whacky creation using metal and an old engine. The result doesn’t quite have the grace and beauty of a real horse, however it is quite an impressive accomplishment from an engineering standpoint.
 
According to Reuters, Su was inspired by the story of Zhuge Liang, a Chinese ruler who allegedly created the first ever mechanical horse 1,800 years ago. Su says he wanted to create a mechanical moving horse for years, however he got side-tracked by his other inventions, such as a mechanical elephant and a helicopter modified for road use. The mechanical horse stands at 1.5 metres high and 2 metres long, and weighs 250 kilograms.
 
 
 
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