As featured on Tested, Popular Mechanics, The Verge, Engadget, and IGN; The Mondo Spider turned some heads towards the power of art when mixed with technology at CES. CES is hardly an Art Festival, but it’s a great place for us to reach out to hard core technology experts and those who love our kind of work. We were also treated extremely well by our sponsor Lenovo. (Photo credit to Humanoides).
The Mondo Spider is a collaborative contemporary art project that challenges the dominant perception of locomotion, energy and power through the process of creating and exhibiting a 1,500lb 8-legged electro-mechanical walking vehicle. Coupled with our 3kW solar array, Mondo Spider is regularly exhibited internationally with the aim of inspiring awe and wonder.
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The Mondo Spider has been invited to show off its new Zero Emissions makeover at two very different but equally exciting events this May: Google I/O and Maker Faire. The Mondo Spider team will travel to San Francisco for these events with the Spider in tow, taking some time to enjoy the sights along the way.
Google I/O (May 19/20) brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content, focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. The Mondo Spider presence will provide a welcome break for the attendees and inspire them to rethink energy through art!
Maker Faire (May 22/23) is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. It’s going to be an amazing Maker Faire with many new and past Makers showcasing the most innovative and inspiring creations yet – we think that the Mondo Spider will fit right in!