Daisy is the world’s largest solar powered tricycle. Made in California by master inventor and fabricator Professor Bob Schneeveis from the medical department of Neurobiology at Stanford University, Daisy resides in Vancouver at the eatART hangar.
Nessled in the heart of the Vancouver’s light industrial district the eatART lab is situated within the Great Northern Way campus. Within it’s walls, eatART fosters new media art research with a focus on large-scale, kinetic and robotic sculpture. They use art to educate people about the role energy plays in our lives and to raise questions about the social and environmental impact of energy use.
Over the past few years they’ve blossomed into a true Vancouver success story with the Mondo Spider being shown across North America, from Washington, DC to San Francisco.
The artists continue to toil away, creating even larger and more audacious works of engineering magic including a 4 meter tall wearable walking machine and a gigantic snake. More on those in future posts and, of course, at Maker Faire Vancouver.
photos by Julia Kozlov