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Here’s a Design News Gadget Freak column on using an ARM-powered processor (the MBED ARM Cortex-M3 MCU Dev Board) to make a Billy Bass animatronic fish speak and move as you wish. [Caution: mild cursing in the video.]


Gadget Freak Case #150: Hotrod Your Billy Bass

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Michael Stoops says:

    I love that.

  2. Markus Laumann says:

    This project demands a remake as an external speaker for a phone. Finally, a technology that allows aquatic telepresence!

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