Introducing the SEEDmobile!
This is something I designed back in 1999 but never had the funds to build it:
This was a good 10 years before I created SEED, so of course, the original design didn’t include it. When I first came up with the idea, it was just WAY too expensive to do. But technology has gotten a lot better and a lot cheaper, so in December 2019, I decided it was time to revisit the idea… and I knew exactly who to call to make it happen!
Special thanks to Chris Pontius for doing an AWESOME job of bringing a vision I’ve had for 20 years to life!! The Admobile/SEEDmobile is finally ready to roll! These were the designs I sent to Chris:
It is of course, one thing to design it in 3D software and depict it on paper, but as soon as you start actually building it, you of course realize where the problems are and are able to make adjustments, and in this case a number of improvements. Right before my trip to South Africa, I met with Chris, gave him the above and let him go to it for nearly two months. On Friday, February 7th, it was ready to be picked up and driven for the first time.
After we looked at the design, we realized it wouldn’t fit into a standard garage (which typically has an 81″ clearance limit. So, Chris Pontius came up with the idea of separating the parts and creating a lift for the center “dog house” portion so that it could lower into the truck bed. Now it gets down from over 90″ tall to about 77″ tall and fits perfectly into a standard garage now… and it just looks so cool going up and down.
Here it is fully raised and on the road, ready to roll and turn heads…
All 3 TVs work and can play pretty much whatever I want to put on them. Here they are just showing a single logo (which is on USB drives plugged into the back of the TVs. The circle below it is a back lit version of my logo.
What does it do? Why did we build it? One word: Advertising! It’s a mobile advertising platform I created in order to promote SEED (and anything else I might want to put on it). When you are doing a grassroots campaign like this advertising and getting the word out is everything. Now, for about the cost of running ONE billboard on a major highway for a month, I can advertise for as long as I want, where ever I want.
Stay tuned for more on this…