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17' Dancing Robo-Giraffe | by jurvetson
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17' Dancing Robo-Giraffe

At RobonNexus today. The underbelly speakers were playing “The Robots” by Kraftwerk. The propane tanks can recharge the batteries. You guessed it – she was at Burning Man.

 

The lawnmower engine and three car alternators are in the back. All motion runs off one 3HP electric motor from a floor scrubber… It should be able to walk on a 1 horsepower engine (1 horse for one metal giraffe =).

 

The design was a pure scale up of a handheld plastic toy walking giraffe.

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Taken on October 8, 2005