The day before Maker Faire Bay Area opened, we ran into Kurt and Bobbi Pires putting the finishing touches on a unique quadricycle in the South Lot of the fairgrounds. Dubbed Opabinia Regalis, the vehicle is named after an extinct Precambrian creature and has now been reborn as an angry, fire-spewing art bike. Crafted by Bobbi with the help of Kurt and three others, this extinct animal on wheels made the rounds at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, delighting visitors with its five eyeballs and flame-shooting proboscis.
Check out more videos from Maker Faire Bay Area 2011.
- The Panterragaffe, a Rideable Strandbeest
- Burning Man art car round up
- How-To: Weld a Custom Bike Frame