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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.
ake 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 10th Anniversary - 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 | 8 km/h
    Range:
    20 miles | 32 km
    Passengers:
    1
  • Dimensions
    Weight:
    400lbs | 182kg
    Length:
    48in
    Width:
    36in
    Height:
    24in
  • Chassis
    Frame Construction:
    Wheel Chair Base
    Powertrain Type:
    Electric
    Power:
    110V 50/60Hz (charger)
  • Drive
    Battery Type:
    1x 6V 217A/hr (lead acid) Trojan T105Plus
    :
    1x 12V U-1
    System Voltage:
    24V
    Charger:
    Built-In
    Brakes:
     Electric
    Steering:
    Thumbstick
    Tires:
    Rear: Pneumatic
    :
    Front: Pneumatic
  • Instrumentation
    :
    Battery discharge indicator
    :
    Max speed toggle
    :
    Electric horn
  • Lighting
    :
    Undermounted Lights
    :
    Eye Lighting
  • Note
    :
    Vehicle specifications subject to change without notice