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Picture of Furby 2012 Taming via Arduino Hack

Step 1: Adding the OFF switch. (Also main power and RESET)

Picture of Adding the OFF switch. (Also main power and RESET)
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To add an on/off switch, just put a small switch between the red wire and the little board.  You might as well solder on a white wire to the reset wire (white) on same board.  Could also tap ground wire now too (black on board).  When/if you discard the battery power, this is also where you can provide 5 volt (500 mA) power for the entire Furby.
 
SugarCluster7 months ago

Looks quite useful.

Suggestion: If we hijack controls of motor, speaker and eyes, and apply some aux-ing, we might be able to transform a once-friendly Furby to evil, creepy stalker Furby. Maybe Raspberry Pi/BeagleBone will be useful here.