In 2011, I decided to see if I could recreate one of the year’s most favorite Internet cats out of a VW bus as an interactive art piece for an event. NyanBus was born.
It started with my 1978 VW Transporter (aka the Bus). The hard part would be how to make a design that required no cutting, drilling, or modification of the bus itself.
After 2 days of build, it was finally ready!
Afterwards, everything was taken off, packed inside, then reassembled at the event.
photo credit: eli reiman
photo credit: joe miller
photo credit: justin majors
After the event, I decided that NyanBus could be even better.
New sound system parts.
Building the rooftop sound box.
Hours started to get late.
New systems control panel.
Test fitting the box.
Some event patrons enjoying the completed project. photo credit: Katie Jam
NyanBus was enjoyed at 3 separate events before I retired the project to begin preparations for its restoration. In those 3 events, NyanBus became a character and mascot. Its one of my favorite art pieces to date.
Video shot by PhotoGnome.