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Hacking Barney

 

Originally entitled “Hacking Plush Toys: Dissection and Reverse Engineering,” this article describes a step-by-step approach to hacking and modifying toys to do things they weren’t intended to do. The Playskool Talking Barney, the lovable purple beast, is used as an example.

Paper: Happy Hacking: Moody Furballs and the Developers Who Love Them

Published by Wired Magazine 6(9):143, September, 1998.

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