This hamster-powered walker was designed by Strandbeest creator and artist Theo Jansen. The mechanism is usually on display on Holland's beaches, but now a smaller version as been created that uses a hamster wheel. When the hamster runs inside the ball, it turns gears at the side, which propels the contraption forward.
This creative project is a great idea for technology-loving families and for people who want their hamsters to move around without going too far. The hamster must run very fast for the contraption to move, so Hammy can get all the exercise he needs without wandering too far out of your sight.
This hamster-powered walker by Jansen is truly an original concept and it comes at the great price of $35. You can assemble the kit at home yourself, and let your hamster have a ball.
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