The most fun aspect of making HouseSmarts for me was making and then filming with the bots I created. Once I set the scripts going, they were like the bots in the movie, doing their own thing.
I use avatars in the virtual world Second Life as puppets, and also use virtual objects that I make and script to move as puppets and props.
HouseSmarts or, Domestic Technology 2.1 refers to an earlier movie I made, Domestic Technology or, Never Alone. It has overlapping themes, but very different settings and styles.