03 October 2013
Posted in Mini Maker Faire
Yes, you read the title correctly. Just let that sink in for a moment.
This is not simply a machine controlled by a dog creating cute chaos. Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical performance where the star happens to be a dog sitting in the chest of a blue robot, acting as its power source. The show combines cardboard-constructed suits and larger-than-life characters and props, all from what would be the perspective of a child’s imagination. The show has successfully been presented at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Evan Miga and his Orlando based company, Miga Me are the geniuses behind the production. The group is now working to spread the ideas of imagination and engineering to the public as Dog Powered Robot® Labs. Their team takes low-tech and high-tech items and transforms them into something you could only dream — or so you think.
Come meet the makers behind Dog Powered Robot on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire. Hear them discuss the creative process of fusing together engineering and art, and then see the bots in action!