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hacking the Furby

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  • Omer Musaev
    Quoting Peter van der Linden: The Furby is an animated doll about 7 inches high. It looks like a Gremlin from the 1984 movie of that name, and Tiger parent
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 23, 2000
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      Quoting Peter van der Linden:

      "The Furby is an animated doll about 7 inches high. It looks like a
      Gremlin from the 1984 movie of that name, and Tiger parent company
      Hasbro had to settle an infringement claim from Warner Brothers. Furby
      has a microphone, a loudspeaker, IR transmitter/receiver and can speak
      phrases. It has a motor and various cams to animate ears, eyes, body,
      etc. The toy retails for an amazingly cheap $30, though it was bid up by
      scarcity during the Christmas season to double, treble, quadruple that.
      ...
      Obviously, the first thing to do was to take one of these apart, and see
      how easy it would be to reprogram it to utter inappropriate phrases. The
      second need was to write a Java interface, possibly using the Java
      speech API, so you can program Furby with Java code. There are some
      barriers to doing this. Read on for the details!
      "
      look at: "http://www.afu.com/fur.html"
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