The new Electric Giraffe
The do-it-yourself festival will feature more than 600 exhibitors of all kinds of projects, from singing tesla coils to crafts to walking electric spiders and the Lifesize Mousetrap. Over the course of the weekend, about 80,000 people are expected to visit the event.
CNET News visited Maker Faire on Friday to see what the event is like before the tens of thousands of attendees show up, and to watch the makers setting up their goods.
One person who has been at all five Maker Faires is Lindsay Lawlor, creator of the Electric Giraffe Project, formerly known as the 'Rave Raff. This year, the giraffe has some hot new features, particularly new mechanical work that allows its head to move side to side and up and down, either autonomously or when controlled by a person. Here, Lawlor poses with the giraffe.
May 22, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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