Electrobite bizarre battery-powered trilobite [Video]

Bizarre, metal and electrically powered, if you thought the Cupcake Cars were too cutesy then The Electrobite might be just up your street.  Otherwise known by its mouthful of a Latin name – Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobiteis – the battery-run bug is the handiwork of Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate and is another ex-Burning Man oddity.

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BoingBoing have been out to have a ride, and it certainly looks like good fun.  Not especially practical, mind; unlike the motorized Cupcakes, you don't even get a matching hat never mind waterproofing for your shoulders.

Still, if you've always wanted the feel of a sturdy, oversized Roman helmet in-between your thighs, then you're unlikely to find a better way of achieveing it.  Right now we don't think there are any production plans intended for The Electrobite, but as Neiman Marcus have shown us, vague demand and a big check-book are usually enough to win the day.