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.