Think solar/battery-powered robots are cool? Make room for steam, the “R/C Loco-Centipede” is powered by two Wilesco D49 2 Cyl-V-Marine steam engines and a Mamod SE3 boiler. It uses alcohol as a fuel and runs for 10-15 min at .75 – 1.5 Bar. Video clip after the jump. [CrabFu]

From the article: “I took a Gakken centipede kit, and mounted 2 Wilesco D49 marine steam engines on it. After many unsuccessful attempts of trying to use the gearbox, I ended up using a pulley system. I tried using a small Unit marine boiler, which proved to not provide enough steam. The Mamod SE3 boiler, along with gearing it down once more, did the trick.Mini servos were attached right on the engine”