Serpent Twins



The Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow) serpents sit between 2 worlds; the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form. The two 50-foot kinetic mobile sculptures are rendered in metal and cast off materials using modern science; restoring ancient mythos to the modern world.





Dark and with the power of fire, the serpent Jormungand winds it way through the landscape. Bright and with the light of the earth, the Julunggul serpent slithers to meet with her dark twin. They both have a function within mythology. The earth was shaped by Julunggul, who later swallowed it and all it contains in a fit of anger; then regurgitated it to restore the earth as it was. She helps the denizens of the world by swallowing boys and spitting them out as men, completing their rite of passage. The world was encircled by the serpent biting his own tail, Jormungand, until he decided to destroy it. Man’s champion, Thor, was the only one who could stop the serpent from ending everything with his fearsome anger seething in the depths of the ocean.

The Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow) serpents sit between 2 worlds; the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form. Our present world has left behind these harbingers of destruction and physical embodiments of “the ultimate task” (usually the task of slaying such beasts) as so much fantasy. Much as a child puts away his imaginary playthings when he becomes an adult, the dreadful serpent that exists in so many of the world’s cultures’ myths has been put aside. All these now modern civilizations went through this same rite of passage; that of dismissing myth and legend to depend merely on science and fact. Our two serpents will render in metal and cast off materials these mythical beasts by using modern science; restoring ancient mythos to the these steel beasts.


Past Shows

    2015-05
    Maker Faire San Mateo
    2015-01
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Inauguration
    2014-09
    IDF14 Intel
    2014-05
    Maker Faire San Mateo
    2013-09
    Starlight Gala Chabot Space and Science Center
    2013-12
    Lucas Films Holiday Party
    2013-08
    Burning Man Honorarium
    2013-05
    Maker Faire San Mateo
    2013-05
    Google I/O
    2013-05
    Google X
    2013-04
    Exploratorium Gala
    2013-04
    California Academy of Sciences
    2013-03
    Exploratorium Parade
    2012-08
    Burning Man Honorarium
    2012-05
    Maker Faire San Mateo
    2011-08
    Burning Man Honorarium

Specifications

  • Performance
    Speed:
    9 mph | 14.4 km/h

    Range:
    20 miles | 32 km

    Load Capacity:
    600 lbs | 272 kg

    Tow Capacity:
    2,000lbs | 909 kg

    Passengers:
    2

  • Dimensions
    Weight:
    1200lbs | 545kg (white head)
    1300lbs | 590kg (black head)
    650lbs | 295kg (white body)
    825lbs | 374kg (black body)

    Length:
    50ft | 15.24m long

    Width:
    48in | 122cm

    Height:
    41.5in | 105.4cm

    Outside Turning Radius:
    75in | 190.5cm

    Wheel Base:
    53.5in | 135.9cm

  • Chassis
    Frame Construction:
    Steel unitized body
    Heavy duty 16 gauge diamond plate

    Powertrain Type:
    Electric

    Power:
    110V 50/60Hz (charger)

    Transmission:
    Transaxle Assembly
    Sealed Helical Gear Reduction

  • Drive
    Controller:
    Series
    Battery Type:
    8x 6V 217A/hr (lead acid) Trojan T105Plus
    1x 12V U-1
    System Voltage:
    24V

    Charger:
    Built-In
    12A in head
    25A in tail (Honda 2000EU Generator)

    Brakes:
    Rear: Mechanical Drum
    Front: N/A
    Parking: Foot

    Suspension:
    Rear: Coil springs
    Front: Coil springs

    Steering:
    Manual + Tiller + Front Fork

    Tires:
    Rear: 4.80 x 8 Pneumatic
    Front: 4.80 x 8 Load Range B, Pneumatic

  • Instrumentation
    :
    Battery discharge indicator
    Forward/reverse selector
    Key switch
    Electric horn
    DC/DC Converter: 24V to 5V + 24V to 12V

  • Network
    :
    Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP
    Ubiquiti Bullet M5-HP
    Network Switch

  • Lighting
    :
    Total Control Lighting
    Beagle Board
    Serpent Charmer custom network boards, PSOC by Cypress
    Midi controller

  • Sound
    :
    Meyer Sound: 4x MM-4XP
    Pioneer Car Audio System:
    18in sub + 2x 6in + 2x 6in x 9in
    SONOS Connect with Tablet controls
    NAS drive with Sound Library + Music

  • Documents
  • Note
    :
    Vehicle specifications subject to change without notice