Comfy. Fast. Lots of switches and buttons.

 

The IKEA Poäng chair is definitely up there in the ranks of comfortable office chairs. Where most people see bouncy comfort in the flexible but sturdy wood structure, I see springy suspension capability.

Now add two 3/4-horsepower electric scooter motors, a battle robot motor controller, an Arduino microcontroller and some LED lighting. Oh, right! Toss in a master control panel with over 32 actual functional buttons and switches (inluding a "Weapons" quadrant), some voltage meters and a 20-WATT sound system.

Now THAT is what I call an office chair! Walking to the conference room is lame. Getting there in two seconds is bad ass.

In fact, it's so incredible, it even has its own website and Twitter handle. Check 'em out:

http://OfficeChairiot.com

@OfficeChairiot

 
On display at the Local Motors Idea booth at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas

On display at the Local Motors Idea booth at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas

Office Chairiot Mark II "Wunderglow" under-chassis RGB LED lighting

Office Chairiot Mark II "Wunderglow" under-chassis RGB LED lighting

A control panel worthy of an Apollo command capsule: 30+ buttons and switches and toys!

A control panel worthy of an Apollo command capsule: 30+ buttons and switches and toys!