Hungry Giraffe Video

Add animation to a bedside lamp with a simple electrical motor

By John Hutchinson

Make a lamp with a little something extra—the giraffe sways back and forth to “nibble” at the leafy shade! The lamp is perfect for a child but appreciated by adult fans of this gentle and unique creature. The light bulb and the animation motor are switched independently. That way, when I want to give the giraffe a rest, I still have a delightful tabletop lamp.

You’ll find the plans and step-by-step instructions, including a wiring guide, in the Summer 2017 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, available on newsstands.


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