Upgrading Furby Party Rocker Creature for Sound Art Incubator
Radiona needed some hacked toy for Sound Art Incubator.
Deborah suggested hacking a furby toy and I accepted a challenge.
We bought Furby Party Rockers Creature (Light Blue)
After disassembly and checkup what can we “hack”.
I decided to go with a easy solution and generate clock with arduino to change frequency when someone get close to him.
First tryout was promising
I have used sharp sensor for detecting distance,I also added audio out so he can perform with our band…
Code in my first post:
Hacked Furby (cc), photo by Vedran Metelko (c) taken @ Soundart Incubator
Furby was popular so we decided to tweak it a little bit more for another performance exibition .
I changed SHARP to ultrasonic distance sensor and changed arduino to local Croduino version from e-radionica
In new version clock is lowest possible if no obstacle is detected, and when obstacle is detected as close it gets clock gets higher. I also use “tail pull” to get more talking out of him :)
Now furby looks a bit differently and works much better
Adding some RGB lights could be next update…