Maybe there's a use for this annoyingly endearing creature
February 13, 2018 8:06 AM   Subscribe

 
So that's what an organ of the damned looks like.
posted by NoxAeternum at 8:11 AM on February 13 [4 favorites]


What year is this??
posted by mattamatic at 8:14 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


This guy is a genius but my reaction throughout the entire video was a resounding "thanks! I hate this"
posted by Mizu at 8:18 AM on February 13 [10 favorites]


That's pretty impressive, technologically. I sort of feel like something similar scaled up to humans could be a set-piece on The Good Place.
posted by codacorolla at 8:24 AM on February 13 [3 favorites]


Needs more red hot nickel ball.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:28 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Needs more cats.
posted by Leon at 8:33 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


Needs more red hot nickel ball.


a.k.a, "What happens when a Furby is accused of perjury in an Anglo-Saxon court, or is discovered to be a secret Christian in Edo-period Japan."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:33 AM on February 13 [5 favorites]


Well, it beats the Muppaphone.
posted by sysinfo at 8:42 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


This is 7 years well-lived.
posted by odinsdream at 9:36 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


"Fürby Elise"
that is all.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:39 AM on February 13 [18 favorites]


This is awesome. I'm glad someone posted this here. That guy is a genius hacker ... I only wish I had the skills to pull something like this off.
posted by fimbulvetr at 10:10 AM on February 13


Hieronymus Bosch is alive and well and has a YouTube account.
posted by PlusDistance at 10:21 AM on February 13 [3 favorites]


I felt he was channelling early Thomas Dolby. No shame in that.

But his project is a testament to cheaply-shipped electronics: the roughly 90 Arduino Nanos he uses to drive the Furbys would cost ~$1800 if bought as branded devices, but more like $270 if bought from DX
posted by scruss at 10:24 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Flip the Collective Awakening switch
posted by drwicked at 10:38 AM on February 13 [9 favorites]


I don't know whether to be amused or terrified.
posted by MissySedai at 10:40 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Oh man. The Hundred Oscillator Mega Drone Synth.
posted by fimbulvetr at 10:47 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


I was hoping for something more like the Monty Python sketch where Terry Jones smashes mice musically.
posted by aspersioncast at 10:47 AM on February 13 [3 favorites]


Came here to post the Monty Python Skit - wasn't disappointed! Also, it is more like the mice have their organs half pulled out and reattatched to the keys of the piano... vs. a hammer... so in terms of 'furby guts' - this is way worse.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:51 AM on February 13


agh
posted by Existential Dread at 10:52 AM on February 13


Frank Zappa would have loved this guy. Hell, he would have hired him.
posted by Splunge at 11:35 AM on February 13


Has someone shown this to Cameron Carpenter yet?
posted by lagomorphius at 11:36 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


I don't know whether to be amused or terrified.
The punk in me asks: They're exclusive?

Joel Hodgson may have teleologically spawned...this young man's jokes are as self-actualized as his soldering iron. He's either an orphan or his mother's a nun.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 2:23 PM on February 13


I have no idea how these people got their furbies wedged into their organ....

But I think I know why.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:29 PM on February 13


Frank Zappa would have loved this guy. Hell, he would have hired him.
Given PlusDistance's Bosch reference, Hell, is in play...

And I've seen Zappa's Bicycle Music too, but Zappa was hell on his mothers of invention. Not to mention his man's world hang-ups.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 2:32 PM on February 13


The thing about this is like, you know, once you’ve committed to doing this project there’s a lot of ways it could end up. You could have gone for a very basic kind of setup and control it with keys and stuff, and it might kinda sound the same. But this is just. Over the top with exceptional touches like the wake-up switch, the voice keying, the freeze-modes, and that all came together in this incredibly wacky perfect package and it’s just really damn impressive.
posted by odinsdream at 2:52 PM on February 13 [3 favorites]


I need to dig out my Furby. I think it's been almost ten years since I last checked on my Furby Sensory Deprivation project.
posted by charred husk at 6:11 AM on February 14


Dude is, in fact, a genius. If you liked this, then there are many other delights waiting for you on his channel.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 8:23 AM on February 14


I was coming here to post the same link as Leon. I think Kircher would be so proud of this achievement.
posted by jeudi at 12:23 PM on February 14


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