A robotic moth designed to play with the conflicting emotions of disgust and empathy.

Manufactured using digital fabrication and rapid-prototyping techniques, with a constant focus on testing and user experience.

  • Laser-cut MDF
  • Vacuum-formed PETG
  • Paper
  • Leather
  • Servos
  • Microcontroller
Laser cut MDF leg mechanism
Rapid prototyping with laser-cut MDF.
A puppet moth and early autonomous moth
Development of early prototypes.
A newly emerged Moth at the Rusty Squid Studio in Puppet Place.
The Moth at Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff. 2016



All photos courtesy of Rusty Squid Ltd.

Fellow interns at Rusty Squid: George Rumney and Charlotte Biszewski.