Scott Parenteau wanted a cool vehicle he could ride around in. He also liked the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller and the many-legged Strandbeests created by Theo Jansen. So he combined the two designs to create his “walking pod,” a steel shell that trundles along on 12 legs, and can be entered via an elevator. Check it out in this video, created by our partner Portico.

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