A Swiss artist uses a cycle-mounted projector to make it seem like there’s been a zoo break.

What’s the quickest way to attract the attention of multiple government agencies and legions of tranquilizer gun-armed officers? This light-throwing device cooked up by Michael Flüeckiger oughta do the trick. It makes it seem like an elephant’s escaped from the zoo and is rampaging at high speed down city streets.

Flüeckiger, a designer and coder in Zürich, used a projector, car battery, iPod Mini, and speedometer to create what he’s calling “Elephant Walk.” The last gadget is necessary to give the rider control over the hulking shadow-beast. The faster the pedaling, the faster the elephant galumphs.

The only thing Flüeckiger needs now is a homemade elephant horn to really strike the fear of God into fleeing locals.

H/t The Creator’s Project

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