Somebody hacked a Teddy Ruxpin and somehow made it scarier

Somebody hacked a Teddy Ruxpin and somehow made it scarier

Because Teddy Ruxpin didn't seem terrifying enough as he read children stories and blinked all evilly, a man in Portland hacked into one using Arduino microcontrollers, effectively creating the most terrifying children’s toy to ever exist.

The man apparently created an installation (aptly titled Transformations, Emotional Deconstructions, or T, E.D.) of 80 of these devil-spawns as “a sort of thermometer for the emotional temperature of the Internet.” To perpetuate the fear, the man gave out several BearDuinos and published the open-source code that makes them come to life. Unfortunately the videos cannot be embedded, but here is BearDuino reciting haunting poetry, and here is a more technical breakdown of how it works

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