Since the first Maker Faire in 2006, Russell the robot giraffe has been thrilling crowds and playing music for the Faire for 12 years in a row! Having been to the White House and Burning Man, Russell continues his adventures and is happy to be back!
What inspired you to make this project?:
The need to combine an art project with mechanical robotics technology plus electronics and micro-controllers. I never knew in making the giraffe that it would go as far as it has. Now, I'm just holding onto his tail as he drags me around to new places and events, meeting all sorts of people, including President Obama.