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Animated Singing Santa Hack
  Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 21st, 2005 1:09 AM
This guy used a Parallax BASIC Stamp & some creativity to hack one of those annoying Animated Singing Santas available at Walmart. Now it resembles the real-life drunken Santas we all know and love.

There's video & sound clips available, as well as some details on how he did it here.

If you’ve ever gone to Wal*Mart during the Christmas season, you’ve seen it. I figure that at least a quarter of the US population has been exposed to it by now. A 5 foot tall Santa Claus that sings and dances to holiday music. Head moves left and right. Mouth opens and closes. Body sways from side to side. They’ve got white Santas and black Santas. Around here, they even have Spanish speaking white Santas. But do they have… hackable Santas? It took me $49.84 to find out.

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