Test-driving the Electrobite, a trilobite-shaped DIY vehicle (BB Video)

Watch: MP4 download, YouTube, Dotsub (with captions/text translations).

electrokid.jpg In this episode of Boing Boing Video, we test-drive "Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobiteis," also known as The Electrobite.

This trilobite-shaped DIY vehicle was created by "Oilpunk" enthusiasts Kyrsten Mate + Jon Sarriugarte, with help from fellow makers Amy Jenkins and Tansy Brooks.

Pesco previously blogged about the little bugger here -- it's even been to Burning Man, where it no doubt terrified some trippin' hippies.

We shot this inside the Tcho Chocolate warehouse (thanks, Timothy!), with help from Boing Boing pals Eddie Codel and John Behrens. Special thanks to Karen Marcelo, who also shot the incriminating photo below.



  1. Now that is really nice. If I tried to build something like that in New Jersey, I’d be declared weird, and then be beaten by a pack of humans wearing Yankee paraphernalia.

  2. “Wait, you left room for a propane tank just in case you want the trilobite to shoot fire out of its ass?”


  3. It looks more like Tehrig from Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea. Which makes sense, considering he’s a robot designed basically like a trilobite as well. I just wanted to make the incredibly obscure reference.

  4. The trilobite shape is a shout out to the webcomic “Girl Genius,” where it happens to be the heroine’s heraldic sigil.

  5. …very creative,although impractical…the artist is in serious need of a paying project it seems as well.

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