Learning in Public With Furby Hacking

A presentation at Futurestack by Mia Moore

The creepy-cute 1998 Furby toy has a long history of being taken apart, hacked, and modified. For my first-ever hardware and software project, I decided to join the ranks of the Furby hackers. Let’s explore the hobby of hacking Furbies, the (many) obstacles encountered along the way, and surprising things I’ve learned while learning in public.