Getting Started

PignellaSo you’ve decided to build your own animatronic show. Congratulations! But where do you start? Story? Mechanisms? Set design? Voicings? Music and sound effects? It can all seem a bit daunting at first.

Probably, a good place to start is with a general overview of the entire process for a one character show. We begin our workshop with an overview of Raffles. You can read about him here.

Before you begin building, check out the safety rules we use here.

Now that you have some understanding of the overall process, you can go into a lot more depth on the details. We suggest that you take a quick look through all of the categories on the top of this page, and then return to the appropriate pages as the need arises.