Trilobite Vehicle

Photo: Jon Sarriugarte

Jon Sarriugarte, a metal sculptor, and Kyrsten Mate Comoglio, an Oscar-nominated sound effects designer, have been previously featured on Neatorama for their fanciful snail car built out of an old Volkswagen Beetle. Their newest work is the Electrobite. It's a vehicle inspired by the trilobite -- a creature that went extinct 245 million years ago. It debuted at the most recent Burning Man festival:

The hand-tooled exoskeleton is mounted on the drive mechanism of an old electric wheelchair. At night, undermounted blue lights give it an otherworldly glow. Jon says, "People would walk up and ask if it was remote controlled. When I pointed out the leather seat and the joy stick they couldn’t believe you could drive it. Lots of smiling faces when we let them try it out."

Link via Boing Boing

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