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Meet Stompy: An open-source, 18ft wide, 4,000 pound, 6-legged hydraulic robot that you can ride.
Meet Stompy: An open-source, 18ft wide, 4,000 pound, 6-legged hydraulic robot that you can ride.
1,571 backers pledged $97,817 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Tod Loofbourrow on November 3, 2014

      Would this Sunday be a good day to come by to take photos and videos of you guys and Stompy in process?

    2. Creator DAVID DEWITT on October 29, 2014

      I noticed you have a new kickstarter project Will you be finishing this one up soon? I can't wait to get my Stompy ride

    3. Creator Vyfwonkel on September 18, 2014

      Good to see the project is still going:

      Maybe make a Kickstarter update for the users who have not noticed your Facebook page?

    4. Creator Droidman1231 on June 22, 2014

      I really wanted to see this happen. I love robots and I am on all my school's robotics teams. Its unfortunate we got ripped-off.

    5. Creator Tod Loofbourrow on January 23, 2014

      What's the latest, gang? Been a lot of radio silence.

    6. Creator Стас Ашманов on August 20, 2013

      Recieved my tshirt, thank you.

    7. Creator Kristina Cary on August 15, 2013

      Hey guys,

      Never got my two tshirts, and it's been nearly a year. At this point, I'd just like a refund.


    8. Creator Стас Ашманов on May 31, 2013

      I've not recieved any reward. What's wrong?

    9. Creator Sean T Noonan on May 29, 2013

      No updates in over two months? Are the rides going to be deliverable in 2013 at all?

    10. Creator Michael Askew on March 23, 2013

      New video update posted March 23, 2013.

    11. Creator Jessi Pierce on March 20, 2013

      Please let me know when I might receive my backer rewards, I've still never received anything. Thank you.

    12. Creator Michael Askew on February 20, 2013

      Alternate link for the new video update:

    13. Creator Michael Askew on February 20, 2013

      The hexapod team posted an update on YouTube. Check it out here:…

    14. Creator Dwaine on February 19, 2013

      Congrats on the article in Product Design & Development magazine!

    15. Creator Project Hexapod on January 21, 2013

      Hi Dana,

      One third of the international shipments were put in the mail on Friday; the rest will be mailed on Tuesday. (Monday is a holiday in the US.)

      We apologize for the delay. Each of the international orders takes individual attention from us to figure out the correct postage and customs paperwork. We asked our international backers to cover the additional postage because it costs us nearly four times as much to ship a t-shirt internationally as it does to ship one domestically.

      Thank you for your support and patience.

      -Project Hexapod

    16. Creator TBD Toys on January 20, 2013

      Going to ask again this time not so nicely...when the hell are you guys going to ship the international backers rewards??? Your treatment of non American backers is complete bullshit. I'd almost call this theft, first we get jacked up inflated shipping costs then you guys don't even bother shipping it. Seriously wtf! Guys put down the toys and send us our rewards just like you did for your American backers. 4 months late for a t-shirt??? Pathetic effort on your entire team!

    17. Creator TBD Toys on December 28, 2012

      When are you guys shipping the international backers items? Almost 4 months since project had ended, would have expected it by now.

    18. Creator mgarvais on December 14, 2012

      My stuff showed up in the mail today. Thanks guys! :)

    19. Creator Susan Schweik on December 11, 2012

      I know how busy you are! I've been trying to reach you on scheduling the big ride for my nephew, who i'm giving it to as a gift. Is there a way to get in touch with you?

    20. Creator Project Hexapod on December 10, 2012

      @Sean We did do the mountain-top shout-out. There were 23 pages of names and we shouted them all!

      We took video, but it was very windy that day so there's a lot of background noise. We're looking into ways to make the shouting more audible, but this has taken a back-seat to getting the t-shirts in the mail.

    21. Creator Project Hexapod on December 10, 2012

      @Dana Thanks for following up! We expect all of the US shirts, bumper stickers, and wristbands to arrive in time for christmas. Sorry we missed the deadline for Hanukah. Unfortunately, international shipments might take a little bit longer as many of these will need individual attention.

      In fact, the "Giant Robot" t-shirts are all packed up; we'll be dropping them off at the post office tomorrow!

    22. Creator TBD Toys on December 8, 2012

      Any chance of this coming before Xmas?

    23. Creator Sean True on December 7, 2012

      Intangible swag is also important! Did you do the mountain shout-out?

    24. Creator Chris Spooner on November 24, 2012

      I'm not sure why they haven't posted this here, but here is their website which includes an update about the progress and swag from November 20th.

    25. Creator TBD Toys on November 20, 2012

      How about an update guys! It's been over a month

    26. Creator John Lewis on October 29, 2012

      Any update on the swag? I plan to show mine off proudly!

    27. Creator Project Hexapod on October 2, 2012

      @Kurtis - The shirts, bumper stickers, and wristbands are all on order! We expect the bumper stickers and wristbands to arrive in the next 2 weeks, and the shirts to take up to 4 - printing 800 shirts is a lot, after all. Once we get the shirts in, we'll blitz to get the swag packages out to everyone!

    28. Creator Kurtis Scaletta on October 2, 2012

      When do we get our stuff?

    29. Creator Carolyn Emberley on September 15, 2012

      Really, no XL or XXL women's shirts? Well that's disappointing...

    30. Creator Billy Wellen on September 14, 2012

      Help! I'm a backer, but there was a payment issue. Please contact me so I can get my pledge info to you ASAP. I tried emailing you via KS, but I haven't gotten any responses.

    31. Creator Michael Askew on September 12, 2012

      @Brian Morin

      Thanks for the link. I notice the "Kabutom RX-03" has a set of tires beneath the center pair of legs (most visible around the 8:34 mark of this video:… ). I think a "practical" hexapod should have the option of "skating" on wheels when terrain allows, in order to improve speed and conserve fuel, but I like that Stompy will be able to amble along with lots of clearance and no wheels required.

    32. Creator Ryan Mercer on September 2, 2012

      Congrats! Now tell us that your real goal is world domination :)

    33. Creator Derek Perkins on September 1, 2012

      I used to live and work in sumahville, at a long-since-closed bike factory. So glad to see ingenuity still lives there! As a fellow project creator, I'm excited to back a project from back home!

    34. Creator Project Hexapod on August 31, 2012

      Awesome! Thank you everyone, this has been amazing to watch! We'll do you guys proud.

    35. Creator Ruy Flávio de Oliveira on August 31, 2012

      Yay! High performance upgrade! Congrats, guys! Break a leg (but not Stompy's leg, please).

    36. Creator Tod Loofbourrow on August 31, 2012

      Just bumped you guys over $95K. Go Stompy!

    37. Creator Tod Loofbourrow on August 31, 2012

      One small step for mankind, one giant step for gigantic spiderlegged robotkind.... congrats guys, just bumped up my pledge to add a ride - let's get you guys over the "high-performance threshold."

    38. Creator Vyfwonkel on August 31, 2012

      Wow, no joking on the 'giant' part! Looks awesome XD

    39. Creator Guillaume VanderEst on August 31, 2012

      Please do a video of the name shoutings!

    40. Creator Droidman1231 on August 29, 2012

      Robotics fan at heart, work with them myself(though much, much smaller). Love what you are doing and hope all goes well. I hope if you make like $94,500 you will still do performance upgrade :)

    41. Creator Yuse Lajiminmuhip on August 28, 2012

      Great project guys. Good luck shouting my name.

    42. Creator Chris Dutra on August 27, 2012


      This looks incredible. Looking forward to hilarious youtube videos to come!

      Very interested in the software behind this. Is your github page up?


    43. Creator Mycroft on August 27, 2012

      Just under $5k to go for the performance upgrade!

    44. Creator Tanya Kuritz on August 24, 2012

      See Benedict's hexapod in "Dick Sands the Boy Captain" by Jules Verne (1878).

    45. Creator Alexandra Savoy on August 24, 2012

      I will say, besides the intrinsic robotic awesome factor, half of the reason I backed this project was the name; the other half was it reminded me of the giant spider from Wild Wild West.

    46. Creator M@ Dunlap on August 24, 2012

      @Joe Baker:
      That's the interesting thing about hydraulics, two extra legs would actually slow us down, the limiting factor in our speed is how much flow we have coming out of the pump, so if we add pistons it reduces the amount of flow we can send to each. ... which is why we need that performance upgrade, the bigger the pump the faster the stomping.

    47. Creator Project Hexapod on August 20, 2012

      Neil - there will definitely be a video of us going up the mountain and shouting everyone's names... though at this point, its more likely to be a series of videos.

    48. Creator Neil Ewington on August 20, 2012

      Will there be a video of you going up the mountain and shouting names?

    49. Creator Joe Baker on August 18, 2012

      @Scott Rowe:
      The thing with 6 legs is that it's the minimum number you need to always have a stable walking gait. You could possibly move faster with 8 while remaining stable, but that assumes you can power (and pay for!) the extra legs. The frame would likely be larger to accommodate the extra legs as well, adding more weight/cost and further increasing power requirements as a result.

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