Merpy Puppets

Project Description: Merpy.com is a children’s Website which features the animated, musical, and interactive stories of several characters by Marianne Petit.� This project set out to build life-size puppets of the Web characters.� The user would face the puppet theater and through manipulating a traditional pop-up advance the story.

Technical Notes: I worked with Marianne to create the life-size motorized puppets.� I built a microcontroller to control them and wrote an authoring tool in Macromedia Director/Lingo for creating sequences of animations for the puppets.

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