Flora Petterson

Technical writer & puppeteer

Flora is a technical writer who started learning Elixir to edit an article. Always curious, she is a second-generation puppeteer who built physics demonstrations in college. She lives in her hometown of New Orleans, where she enjoys camping, reading, and playing board games with her husband and children.

Build animatronics with Nerves

Audience: Introductory and overview

The Nerves platform, framework, and tooling provide a highly specialized environment for using Elixir to build advanced embedded devices in industries worldwide. But can Nerves also make a puppet dance?

In this talk, I’ll share my experience as a second-generation puppeteer building interactive animatronics with Nerves. If you’ve ever wanted to automate a lawn decoration, create a haunted house in your garage, or code a small, silly project to give someone joy during a challenging time, this talk may be for you.


Anyone interested in Nerves, IoT, or puppetry