So, this is what happened when I bought a cute robot, pulled its head off, and replaced its brains with a Raspberry Pi!

I had some time off over Christmas, which means I end up with time to do fun stuff like hacking toy robots, then making fun movies made with hacked toy robots….

This started I went to a favourite store of mine in London just before Christmas (please note other large toy stores are available!) where I found this very cute, fairly dumb, but remarkably not that overpriced, robot kit. How could I not take it home?

This particular version is called a ‘Tobbie’ but it is a generic kit that I’ve now seen marketed under several different names ranging in price from £15-40 for an identical item.”

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