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MAKE group member Leevonk has a great Instructable on franken-modding a Furby… he writes -

“I took control of a furby’s body using a PIC16F877 microcomputer. Videos on last step.

The furby’s in-built sensors and actuators:

light sensor,
IR sensor,
IR transmitter,
tongue touch sensor,
belly touch sensor,

The furby’s main (and only) motor was dead, so I added other motors.”Link.


  • Circuit bent Furby – Link.
  • Furby goes Godzilla – video… – Link.
  • New Furby Hacking : Part 1 : Skinning… – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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