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Dinosaur Friend

I made a dinosaur friend who purrs when you stroke him just right.

produced by: Jo Jonland

The project started as a mini-project for a hackathon, where I made a small stuffed hedgehog with a small vibration motor inside that would make it appear to be purring. I was surprised by how people interacted with the hedgehog, many would hold it and stroke it, and seem to be comforted by it, much like I am comforted by holding my (live!) cats.

I wanted to make a similar project, but with a more solid design. I also wondered if people would react as warmly to a friendly, purring dinosaur as they did to a hedgehog. Enter Dinosaur Friend!


You can read more about this project and view sources and references here.

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