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Insecta Concept: Taiwanese Designer Gets Inspiration from Grasshoppers

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Insecta Concept GrasshoperDesign inspiration can come from all around us: a lake, a statue, a tree or in the case of Shao Yung Yeh, even a grasshopper. The 22-year-old Taiwanese design student of the Cheng Kung University created the one-seater Insecta Concept during the 2007-2008 academic exchange with Kunsthochschule Berlin. The structure of the car is suppose to imitate an insect featuring among other things, leg-like suspension systems, which adjust the height of the car in different traffic situations. The Insecta is (theoretically) powered by four independent electric motors located inside a sphere system on each wheel. -Continued




Insecta Concept Grasshoper
Insecta Concept Grasshoper
Insecta Concept Grasshoper
Insecta Concept Grasshoper
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4 Comments:

Anonymous said... »October 17, 2008

Can you fry it with a magnifying glass on a summer day?

Marcus said... »October 17, 2008

There's a good chance someone might eat your car - if you catch my sarcastic drift

Anonymous said... »October 17, 2008

With all that greenhouse you will not need a magnifying glass to bake alive in the interior.

xg9 said... »October 17, 2008

when youre doing 60mph in this thing and you hit the back of a stopping bus, you'll turn green and sticky. get a rear wiper now!!!

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