Today the theme with Nicolas Collins is toy hacking. Some people really took off and made a lot of hacked toys. Some got frustrated, because the toys die, or they cannot be hacked or they just had enough – which is fine of course.
Some people did put the challenge quite high. We started the morning with a massive furby skinning session in front of the camera for T.E. who is also in St-Erme.
Afterwards we wanted to circuit bend these furbies – but that appeared to be harder than we thought. Quite some time a few people tried to bend the furby without a tutorial, but in the end we cracked and looked on the interweb.
Here’s a selection of websites:
These two are for regular furbies
This cryptic one is for a furby baby:
The nicest hack is glitch – where the furby goes through it’s whole vocabulary in a fragmented babel-esque way…
And then for some furby behaviour analysis: when they say they are hungry, you need to press their tongue!! Check out some furby behaviour.
These two furbies don’t want to wake up.
I’ll try this tutorial and see what it gives..