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DIY Twittering Animatronic Teddy Bear


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By Evan Ackerman

Personally, I can’t imagine that anybody would be interested enough in the minutiae of my day-to-day existence to justify a Twitter account. But if I did use one, I’d somehow mandate that it could only be accessed via teddy bear. All you really need is a sacrificial animatronic teddy bear, some basic electronic know-how, and the desire to create a soulless daemon. Using a Bluetooth connection and text to speech software, the bear will automatically recite whatever Twitter feeds you ask it to in a vaguely creepy sort of way. The hack is fairly simple, although you will have to sort of know your way around a circuit board.

Somebody should totally figure out how to get a Pleo to do this…

[ My Home 2.0 ] VIA [ Hack a Day ]








  • Mike

    Man, I thought it was cool when I used to put Metallica tapes in my Teddy Ruckspin, but this is just crazy.

  • http://2pointhome.com/teddy Steve Coulson

    Crazy like a fox? Or like a bear? :)

    I’m part of the team working on Twittering Teddy and I just wanted to stop by and say thankyou for featuring our video. The charity auction for Teddy is now live on eBay, so if you DON’T know your way around a circuit board, there’s a chance to win the working original :)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280236367728