Water slide for Prototype This

Here is a project I helped build a few years back.


KSW Vintage Powered Industrial Art

Please Join me and the Golden Mean for a show and tell of wondrous creatures from present and past.

Vintage steam power, kinetic art, industrial art, and education, creatively connected!

Yuri’s Night

Raygun Gothic Rocket

Kyrsten, Zolie and I had a great time as NASA’s guests at Yuri’s night.

The art looked great and it was great to see friends. Could have used a bit more fire and a Giant Iron Snail Car!

more pictures

Vortex Gun SRL

History Channel did a small story on the Vortex gun Mark Paline and I did for SRL in the 1990’s

They kept asking us about how this German guy Zepperman had influenced us, we kept telling them we did it for art. I’m surprised they got this much footage without us saying “art” in a sentience.  I’ll have to work on that in the future, maybe an I Phone app. Is that the Alpha Fox in the back ground?

Another great one of Mark right after he blew his hand off. So young!

Omega Recoil at the Dorkbot Seven Year Anniversary Party

Dorkbot Seven Year Anniversary Party at the Boiler Bar June 20th

A night of learning, making, & sharing of Electrical Science & Art!


Wireless Power Transmission: How did Nikola Tesla do it?  By Omega Recoil

In the late 1800s Nikola Tesla began experimenting with transmitting power wirelessly via the earth’s crust and the ionosphere. He invented what we now know as the Tesla Coil; this device was capable of generating extremely high voltages, and was the pre-curser to radio transmission. What was Tesla doing? How was he doing it? Does wireless power work? The Omega Recoil team have been re-creating some of Tesla’s wireless power experiments, with interesting results.

Our presentation will include videos of our Tesla Coils running and power being transmitted wirelessly.


Omega Recoil is a team of Scientists, builders, engineers, showmen and industrial artists that have created extremely large sparks in the San Francisco Bay area since 1999. The members of the group began work with: Pyrokenetics, Dr. Megavolt, Flaming Lotus Girls, SRL, Firefall, SimNuke, and Acme Muffineering. Omega Recoil is the intersection where Mad Science meets Art and Education.


Also presenting:
Mike Winter
cofounder of SFC,llc. will be speaking about his cyborg arm.
Jon Sarriugarte
One or more of the following topics:
The Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean
1928 Hogan Tesla Coil
Powertool Drag Racing
Volt-Aged Whiskey

Plus more!
After the speakers each of these topics will be presented in larger than life demos!


June 20th 2009, 7pm-2am
2600 Magnolia at 26th street in West Oakland Map
Enter through the Parking Lot Gate
$10-20 donation to support the Boiler Bar
As always at the Boiler Bar: DJ’s, & ravers are welcome to talk and learn.

The Seabat Family

I love my crazy friends, so let me introduce more of them to you; presenting the Seabat Family. We are looking forward to seeing them at Maker Faire this May.

The Seabat family is an eclectic crew of creative individuals. They enjoy their privacy and freedom, and therefore choose a life of fluid locality. Though their real home is the magnificently mobile Seabat Isle, they each travel the world and beyond in a variety of vessels. Seabat Isle is a quaint little plot held together by the massive roots of Unwin, the islands magnolia tree, floating hither and thither across the many seas.

Pill Bug art car coming soon!

I’m looking for a ATV quad to make into a art car in the shape of a pill bug.

The snail needs company at BM this year and I think this would be a fun simple project for this years event.

The rear end will be a fire pit to gather around when things get cold. Sadles on top with a bit of Oilpunk details thrown in.

Let me know if you have a lead on an ATV in the bayarea.

LED Sheep Art

Coming from a long line of  Basque sheep herders, and being an artist I had to post this one.

How many pints of beer did they drink to come up with this?!

We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display. Of sorts. For more info search for samsung LED TV or visit samsung.com/LED

Elaborate Corkscrew

I love stuff like this and wonder what his process was when he built it. Is he the kind of builder who starts with random parts and sees what happens, or did he sit down, do the math and plan out every gear ratio. Very clean work and a lot of thought went into making sure the parts looked as good as they worked.

Elaborate corkscrew designed by British designer Robb Higgs and made by Oneofonehundred.

jon sarriugarte's items Go to jon sarriugarte's photostream