Lars lives on a Norwegian fishing boat. If he is lucky, he gets to swim in the sub-freezing waters of the Arctic until a Coast Guard helicopter picks him up – saving the life of the fellow who crawled inside Lars when the boat went down.
Lars is an Immersion Suit. An Ocean Survival Suit. He is made of some sort of spongy rubber, like a diver’s wet suit. Some years ago I rescued Lars from a flee market for ten bucks. Potential.
Now meet Butt Jiggler.
The two snapshots illustrate Butt Jiggler’s range of motion. The saddle and handlebar move in unison, up and together, down and apart, up and together, down and apart, interminably. And the pedals rotate, for good measure (though can be disconnected).
Butt Jiggler was invented as a physical therapy tool in 1932, and has been crippling healthy people ever since. Pristine specimens sell for over USD 2.000,-. I bought Butt Jiggler at the flee market for twenty bucks. Enormous potential.
Butt Jiggler runs on household 115 Volt AC. He draws 8,6 Amps. That’s 1000 Watts.
In 2010, Duane Flatmo – he of El Pulpo Mechanico – brought a Butt Jiggler to our Kinetic Cab Company camp. On it were attached two freaky creatures of burlap and straw and rags and whatnot in such a way that when the machine ran, the two creatures appeared to be… making a baby creature.
So I’m thinking…. What if we put Lars on this Butt Jiggler.
Maybe we could find him a girlfriend. Or just let him ride that bucking bronco on his own.
I ought to be able to build him a skeleton with the necessary hinges, and flesh him out. Rig up some sort of mask for a face. Paint him, of course. And I’m thinking it might be possible to install coarse hair by poking it thru from the inside.
I have a big red industrial momentary switch that visitors could push to activate him, just like in other fine scientific exhibits.