Arduino is a small, simple, programmable computer that you can use to add movement, sound, lights and interactivity to puppets or props in your show! In this lecture/demonstration we will explore what Arduino is, the basic concepts and equipment. We will look at examples of Arduino in puppets that I have created and I will have hardware and software samples available to explore. We will not only discuss how I have used it in puppetry, but explore how to incorporate it into your puppetry to add extra magic!
Annett Mateo Puppet Designer/Builder/Coach believes anything can be a puppet! She has made all kinds of puppets out of all kinds of materials for people, projects and theatres both locally and nationally. In her career as a professional puppet designer and builder she has built marionettes, Muppet-type puppets, rod puppets, large body/costume style, modified Banraku, shadow and pretty much every other kind of puppet. She has attended the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference for a number of years. She is thrilled that this is her sixteenth season working with Seattle Children’s Theatre. She has done custom puppets, puppets for parades, corporate events, theatre performances for adults and is a regular participant of regional puppet slams. You can view her work at Puppetlandia.com.