Miracle Workshop 2.0 is a collaborative project with Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  GKTW has reached out to us because they had a hand mechanized puppet that had not been in use due to safety reasons.

Last semester we turned this existing puppet into a five-function audio animatronic figure that their volunteers and staff will be able to control safely from a remote location, rather than their current crawl space.  The team focused on designing a robust animatronic and reimagining Tom Foolery’s story to develop an engaging experience for the guests that visit The Village.

Our goal this term is to finish Tom’s engineering while putting him through rigorous testing cycles before his installation.  Additionally, we are iterating on his show content while cleaning and smoothing his animations to hopefully create a more enchanting experience while reducing unnecessary wear.


Updates from Miracle Workshop

Weekly Breakdown

Visual representation of our two semesters working with Give Kids The World.  We started working on the project in the Spring term of 2018 with Give Kids The World. Dustin was awarded the Creative Good Read more…

Show Content

We developed show content by looking at the operation and daily needs for Give Kids The World.   Our initial focus was on a show to support their Good night castle experience, a nightly offering Read more…

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Carnegie Mellon - Entertainment Technology Center

Entertainment Technology Center

700 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219