A gentleman surnamed Liu of Jinan, Shandong Province loves Transformers . But, he always felt that all the Transformer toys didn't really transform or really move. So he decided to build his own.
Six month and 70,000 yuan (around US$11,000) later, Liu created his own Transformer. Outfitted with hydraulics, the machine can lift itself up, transforming into a 4.8-meter tall robot.
The contraption is also a working car. It's powered by electricity and can travel up to 15 kilometers per hour.
On the robot's chest, there's a screen that gives info about the invention. It can also run advertisements, proving that this fan project could have a commercial application. Sounds like there's more than meets the eye.
Villager constructs homemade transformer [Guangming Online]