Russell the Electric Giraffe has delighted makers at the Bay Area Maker Faire for years. Children love to pet him and adults wonder at the genius behind his invention. Standing at 17 feet tall, Russell is not a project most makers can take on, but he can inspire others, including the creators of TinkerTech with its own purple maker giraffe logo.
Shock news this year, though, is that Russell nearly didn't get to the MakerFaire. His creator Lindsay shares the dramatic story in this video. It's a tale of rescue, perseverance, and the support of a community that has grown through the network of makers supported by MakerFaire. Enjoy, be inspired, keep making!