The Kraken

This is a project I began in 2011, and picked back up this year.  It’s gone to Maker Faire in Seattle in an older configuration, and to Burning Man.  This post is to serve as a project landing page for documentation and sharing on it.  Please enjoy and do feel free to email me with questions.  I’m happy to talk about the project.


What is the Kraken?

The Kraken (also known as The Air Kraken, or Air Kraken Trike) is a human-powered kinetic art piece.  It looks like a two-front-wheeled tricycle, and started as a completely human powered device.  I’ve since decided that operating it as a electric/assist tricycle is a better way for me to use it, and is more enjoyable to operate and display.

Why did you build it?

Project Documentation



I’d like to thank all my friends and family who helped me build this thing; by way of monetary gifts, or labor, or just feedback.  Thank you all.  And special thanks to Ignition NW for their ongoing support of my art.

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