Electrobite

Electrobite
Electrobite
Electrobite
Electrobite

Electrobite

Electrobite: Sarriugarteis (Olenoides) trilobite. The hand-tooled exoskeleton is mounted on the drive mechanism of an old electric wheelchair. At night, undermounted blue lights and luminescent eyes give it an otherworldly glow. Electrobite story from Boing Boing

Mythos

When Kyrsten was 12 she walked along the tidal pools in Puerto Rico and turned over a large flat rock. Underneath, were the hard symetrical shells of an amazing prehistoric creature; but then they started to move. These were not trilobites, but chitons. These impressed upon Kyrsten their primative and unearthly beauty, and made her wonder about primative animals and the variety of arthropods: horseshoe crabs and the ancient trilobites.
Take a heavy duty outdoor electric wheelchair platform make it into a giant ride-on trilobite. It is metal sculpted and segmented into organic shapes and patinaed to age. Trilobites have breathtaking variety; from simple symmetrical medallions to ones with distinct hammer heads and tails, from rhino horns to long trailing side pieces that look straight out of HR Giger’s mind. Biomechanical indeed.
Past Shows

    2016-07Les Machines de l’île 10e anniversaire | Nantes (France)
    2015-05Maker Faire San Mateo
    2015-01Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Inauguration
    2014-09IDF14 Intel
    2014-05Maker Faire San Mateo
    2013-09Starlight Gala Chabot Space and Science Center
    2013-12Lucas Films Holiday Party
    2013-08Burning Man Honorarium
    2013-05Maker Faire San Mateo
    2013-05Google I/O
    2013-05Google X
    2013-04Exploratorium Gala
    2013-04California Academy of Sciences
    2013-03Exploratorium Parade
    2012-08Burning Man Honorarium
    2012-05Maker Faire San Mateo
    2011-08Burning Man Honorarium
Specifications

  • Performance
    Speed:
    5 mph
    Range:
    20 miles | 32 km
    Passengers:
    1
  • Dimensions
    Weight:
    400lbs
    Length:
    4ft
    Width:
    3ft
    Height:
    2ft
  • Chassis
    Frame Construction:
    Wheelchair
  • Drive
    Steering:
    Thumbstick
    Tires:
    Rear: Pneumatic
    Front: Pneumatic
  • Instrumentation
    :
    Battery discharge indicator
    Electric horn
  • Lighting
    :
    Undermounted Lights
    Eye Lighting
  • Note
    :
    Vehicle specifications subject to change without notice