if you haven’t seen this project before, it’s well worth a look. the author shows us how to control billy from a pc104 embedded pc running linux. included is an introduction into using open source tools for creating audio transcriptions, which can then be used to make billy lip-sync to custom audio clips.
the software controls the bass via the pc’s parallel port. if you are interested in doing something like this, you might also want to check out the article we recently posted on controlling an r/c car from your parallel port.
toy hacks and controlling devices from your pc are really great topics. i’d love to see more hacks like this. make sure to send in your tips!