Chinese man. Builds robots. In his backyard. Some walk. Some pour tea. The latest pulls a rickshaw.
His wife of course, prefers that her husband spend her time more productively and make money rather than fidgeting with robots in the middle of the night, and sometimes burning down the house (happened once — didn’t stop him).
Spotted by the BBC, surprisingly enough. If you don’t want to sit through the entire clip, watch the last 30 seconds.
Unfortunately he doesn’t seem to have a DIY/geek community backing him (as he might in the US), especially since he lives in a semi-rural area. This phenomenon is similar to Lyn’s post about the homemade planes, which in the US is backed a small but intense community of “ultralight” enthusiasts. When will the proliferation of the internet in China link up like-minded DIY hobbyists? And what will be the nature of the Chinese DIY community?