Billy Bass brain upgrade


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

4 thoughts on “Billy Bass brain upgrade

  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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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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