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The “Furlexa”: Amazon Alexa meets Furby in DIY project

November 30, 2017.


Furlexa. © Zach Levine.

A web developer has just posted a video on DIY website howchoo, featuring his creation that’s a hybrid of Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa and Furby, the talking stuffed animal that was once on many children’s Christmas toy lists. He used Raspberry Pi, Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service software, an original Furby and several other components to create the mash-up he calls “Furlexa.” The creature now has a much more extensive vocabulary, an upgraded microphone and speaker, and can answer all the questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask.

Cnet, “This Alexa-Furby hybrid exists outside your nightmares.”