Share this project


Share this project

A desktop bamboo walking machine.
A desktop bamboo walking machine.
A desktop bamboo walking machine.
603 backers pledged $57,669 to help bring this project to life.

Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.

Have a question?

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Dmitriy Stepin on

      where mine Velocipede, where you sent it?

    2. Dmitriy Stepin on

      I never received my Velocipede =( sadly
      send me another one (I will pay in addition something) or return money.. or .. or I don't know..

    3. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      @ John + Vitor Excellent! So glad you like it. #humblevelocipede is what we use. Thanks!

    4. Missing avatar

      Cbc on

      Hey guys, I've had my Velocipede for a few months now and it's great! Unfortunately, it appears a stress crack has developed in one of the "end caps" (the large square piece of on the end) which splits the whole piece in half. This has never been dropped or mishandled.

      Would it be possible to get a replacement part?

    5. John VDN + Vitor Santa Maria

      Received ours today guys. Was so cool pulling it our of the box and seeing the real thing. Walks very smooth! Going to post some photos on our social networks, what hashtag would you like us to use? Well done again!

    6. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      @Lei We received your email, we are just returning from holiday today so please be patient. We have a lot to take care of and we will respond as soon as we are able!

    7. Missing avatar

      Lei Guo on

      I have sent picture to that email address, any updates?

    8. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Hi Leo, Sorry to hear that! Yes, please do send us an e-mail to!

    9. Missing avatar

      Lei Guo on

      Hi, Small Wonder Toys, I got mine before Christmas and loved it. As other people said, it doesn't walk as smoothly as it appears on the video. So I took you guy's suggestion to exercise it more. But yesterday, I found out one of the legs is broken, it can't hold the crank. so the toy can go forward only. I can send you a picture if you have a email address.

    10. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Hi Yukihisa, Thanks for letting us know! We are sorry that your box was so damaged. However, it is unlikely that your Velocipede itself has been damaged. Inside of the brown cardboard box is packing peanuts and a smaller, stronger box containing your Velocipede. Please cut the outer cardboard box open and let us know if the toy itself was damaged. If it is damaged, we will make sure to get another one to you, and file a claim with the USPS. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

    11. Yukihisa on

      Hi Small Wonder Toys team,
      A Happy New Year! BUT………. I received The Humble Velocipede, today. However, I cannot say that thank you. Cardboard box was crash. It was the bad situation. And, I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED. Some time ago, I emailed to you. For the present which I give it, give me reply as soon as possible.

    12. Chuck Marshall on

      My kids love these! They gave them names (my daughter went with Kate, and my son went with the obvious Velociopedey) and have been running them around the house and into their other toys every day since Christmas!

    13. lostXi on

      just got mine today, and it is awesome! i was going to put it under the Christmas tree but couldn't resist, I'll just wrap it up again and act surprise when I open it again. :D

    14. Timmy on

      received mine today, very happy with it, nice work and thank you

    15. fluffy on

      I got mine and the spoil board today! Yay! Sadly, the little tacks which were provided for hanging the spoil board up are a bit too long and they'll end up going through the bamboo if I put them in, so I'll have to figure out some alternate mounting approach (maybe I'll frame it or something? dunno)

    16. Missing avatar

      Jeff Robertson on

      I just got my Velocipede.
      IT IS FANTASTIC. Great, great job.
      My only question is - what's the next toy to come out of Small Wonder?

    17. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      @Simon No problem! I will send you personal message with your tracking number.

    18. Missing avatar

      Simon Coulbeck on

      Hi, I there any tracking info for international parcels - I would love to find out if mine will arrive in time for Christmas as it is a gift. - thanks

    19. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Velocipedes walk more smoothly the more they are exercised. Most are being sent in the mail with very little mileage under their belts, so don't be shy about running them back and forth to work any kinks out. Lubricating rotational points can also go a long way towards smoothing out a sticky step if problems persist. We've found that silicone lubricant (dry type) works well, but feel free to experiment!

    20. Ryan Drake on

      JUST got mine delivered (#196)! Looks (and smells) great! Only thing is that it doesn't seem to move that well. Won't work on a smooth surface at all and on carpet will only move, one way, about 1 foot before binding. Is this normal? In the video it moves effortlessly across a glass table and slides down the plywood ramp with ease...

    21. Chuck Marshall on

      I got mine! They look and work great. The kids are going to love these under the X-Christmas tree. This is the type of toy they will appreciate for one reason now (fun, different, sort of magic in a wood-golem like way) and for another when they are older (mechanics and maker root). Thanks Small Wonder Toys, for such a wonderful and unique project.

    22. Missing avatar

      Forrest Davie on

      @Chuck Marshall: It looks gorgeous. Works fine, but not quite as smoothly as in the video... I strongly suspect it'll get better as it gets broken in. The finish on the bamboo is wonderful!

    23. Missing avatar

      Sherry Oelkers on

      I just got mine today . . . #232 . . . it is awesome! Nicely done Dave and gang! Thank you!

    24. Chuck Marshall on

      @Forrest Davie: Did you get the actual velodipede? How's it look/work?

    25. Missing avatar

      Forrest Davie on

      Got mine today! Thank you!

    26. Chuck Marshall on

      Hey guys, any shipping updates?

    27. Missing avatar

      Elon on

      I do hope everything is going smoothly for you guys... or at least, as smooth as it can be.

    28. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Rob, quite a lot is happening now that production is churning along at full bore, and frankly, at this juncture, a bi-weekly update makes a heck of a lot of sense! Consider it done! Our first bi-weekly installment will drop over the next couple of days.

    29. RobertSpangey on

      It would be great if you could even provide some sort of simple update say bi-weekly. Would be nice to know what you are doing.......even if its the same thing..

    30. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Hi Chuck! We hit a little production road bump this weekend and have been working to figure it out. We will get that update posted as soon as we can!

    31. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Hi Chuck, thanks for asking! We will send out our monthly update over the weekend.

    32. RobertSpangey on

      Update? It would be nice to send out an update instead of just posting your comments here

    33. Chuck Marshall on

      Great to hear. Thanks!

    34. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      We know a lot of people are hoping to get their Velocipedes in time for Christmas, and we're doing everything we can to meet that deadline. Production has started in earnest, and this weekend we're moving into a new workshop that can better handle our scaled-up production. Surveys will be sent out as we move closer to shipping each reward.

    35. Chuck Marshall on

      Is there a survey coming, as with other KS projects? Also, is there any update on progress and timeline? I am hoping to give the Velocipedes I ordered as Christmas gifts.

    36. Yukihisa on

      Velocipede that I can not ignore. I backed for Velocipede. Finished product is a white crankshaft. However, the crank shaft of the $15 reward is a natural material such as lead. I want a lead-colored Velocipede of the crankshaft. Thank you for your consideration.

    37. Daniel Nadeau on

      would like a update video,

    38. John VDN + Vitor Santa Maria

      Loved the original sculpture, can't wait to get ours!

    39. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      There is a chance that we will offer a DIY kit in the future, but we are not offering one during this campaign. See the FAQ for a more detailed explanation.

    40. Missing avatar

      Alex Wixted on

      Just wondering if there's a chance of you offering a kit including all the parts sanded and prepped, so we can assemble it ourselves?

    41. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Absolutely. For anyone interested in multiple rewards, just increase your pledge to reflect the total amount of combined rewards and send us a message to confirm your order.

    42. Laird Popkin

      I'm a backer ($100) and I'd also like to get an additional crankshaft in order to try to DIY another one 'cause I think it would be cool to make one. Can I order an additional crankshaft by adding $15 to my pledge?

    43. Missing avatar

      Marcel Borsboom on

      It's expensive but oh so cool! I just had to get one!

    44. Small Wonder Toys 2-time creator on

      Hi Rob, thank you for your interest! We're not against that option, but we're not prepared to offer that at this time... sorry!

    45. RobertSpangey on

      Any change you would consider a reward tier that would offer up the cut files? Are you using .dxf? .ai? What design program are you using? Autocad? Vectric? V-Carve? Aspire?

Show older comments