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Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe

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At first when I saw this image, I wondered what it was. It looks like some kind of a glowing animal head of some sort, a cross between a dragon and something else. I was surprised to learn that this is Russell, the Electric Giraffe.

robot make faire russell electric giraffe

Russell first appeared at the San Mateo Maker Faire in 2006. He’s been updated and made a reappearance this year at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California.

robot make faire russell electric giraffe

The big question is: what is it? No it’s not a new Teletubby or Barney, it’s a gigantic light-up mechanical ruminant with illuminated eyes and ears. Here’s a video of the Electric Giraffe holding court at a recent rave…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZhXFBhltGw

Now it makes perfect sense, right?

[via Make:]



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