This video has been floating around the web recently and we thought that some of you might enjoy it. After a quick google search, we found out that this is [Julie Watai], a singer/model who also enjoys hardware modification. In this video, she’s doing a tutorial on how to circuit bend furbies. No, we have no idea why she is dressed like a maid. This immediately brought to mind that Bjork video we saw a few years ago. Enjoy.
49 thoughts on “Japanese Maid Mods A Furby”
She could mod my furby any day.
I think the maid costume is called fan service. Personally distracts me from the furby. Good video though.
Waaaaay too technical for me!
Made in Japan. Maid in Japan.
She fucked it up and was happy?
man you gota love japan
For some reason I was unaware there was subtitles.
Wow, that Furby sure appeared to like her taking his covering off… can’t say that i blame him. Although after everything’s said and done, i could do the same effects with a furby… just throw it in a bucket of water and I bet it would sound the same.
Holy crap; that’s one of the sexiest Hako irons you can get.
Why can’t there be more girls like her in the States? Beautiful and into electronics/hacking as opposed to watching the latest episode of “Jersey Shore.” Win-win.
“Don’t ask why she’s wearing a maid’s uniform — it doesn’t really matter”
It seems like Gizmodo doesn’t care about the maid at all.. They’ve lost a credit there.
At 6:47 it looks & sounds like he got shocked.
Why is that if this were made by a Japanese man, it probably wouldn’t have made it on hack-a-day?
@Bob: Yeah… all the projects on here are made by women… Oh wait…
@Pete: Congratulations on being a racist bastard. I hope it’s working out well for you.
Dressing like a maid is some kind of weird japanese fashion. Check this out http://www.kirainet.com/english/meido-kissa-メイド喫茶/
Guh. Will these things never die?
Funny story. I went to school with Dave Hampton’s son. I had to put up with those damn things about a year before everyone else on the planet.
I want them all to die. Horrible, evil, loathsome creatures.
And it’s a goner.
1:24 – “You should penetrate without any problems”. You’re the boss love…
Fashion? Not so much. It’s a fetish. The meido kissa’s in your link are shops that cater to the fetish.
@Ivan: yeah… it’s also a “fashion” in porn movies…
that furby talk no speak it sound like random noice to me
and why she dont take out the batery first than take it apart.thats the 1e thing whit hacking take te power off
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaam shes cute
Keep it clean boys, she is probably only 14. I know you are all sex starved, so maybe it’s time to move out of mom and dad’s basement.
I kid ;-)
it’s kind of cruelty show when she is peeling furby skin while it was on and it sound wheening, why don’t she turn it off before.
Damn, some serious nerd angst going on here!
Oh My. She skinned and eviscerated that little creature while it’s heart was still beating. Mind your manners around the girl boys. Toward the end I think I heard the furbby do a Woody Woodpecker laugh Sometimes it sounded like a radio tuning across the band quickly. The subtitles, ouch! no wonder why user manuals for made in Japan, are such treat to read.
You will NEVER see this posted on the Adafruit Blog!!!
Cute.. I think, reFurbish , stragne word though..
Who is the Furbie ??
@Drone: That’s funny because the people writing the Adafruit blog most likely read this blog. their main income is resale anyways!
despite being an interesting hack, it was quite lacking in details. The best description they gave was “I’m going to solder these electric wires to the pcb and these switches.” no explanation on any theory behind it.
What?! No tentacles?
Japanese girls in a community of mostly boring white suburban guys..marketing FTW..
“you should penetrate without problems”
That would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
@MG Zowies! You’re right there. She’s obviously not a hacker, just some pretty thing going though the motions – tell me what hacker takes so much time to put a set of batteries it… you can almost see the cogs turning… flat end to the spring… flat end to the spring.
@Anonymous No, I don’t believe she’s 14, I lived in Japan for a year, my girlfriend was 20, took me a long time to get use to the fact she was “much” older than she looked.
Took six months for the rose coloured glasses to come off – I use to say it took me six months to see my first ugly Japanese woman.
She looks like Sakuya, except with dark hair.
Torturing a helpless Furby! Why would you do a thing like that?
@KnightFire Lived in Korea for a year myself. 6 months sounds about right. I think asian facial features are so different that it takes us a while to see past the obvious differences. Mind you, I wasn’t upset with every korean woman I saw being beautiful.
@MG: Now if the Furby were powered by a potato…
she’s a singer :)
The chick is hot. And she can solder too. Kind of like Carie from mythbusters. Any chick that is hot and can use tools is my dream girl.
Why link link whoring to Gizmodo and not directly to the actual video?
I know a good dutch word for this
To hell with the Furby, I wanna know more about the maid!
It would be cool to make a furbie sing like a mogwai.
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