There is no chimpanzee formum! I need help in hacking this primate.
I've just received my little monkey and after spending over an hour getting it out of the box, decided it needs a computer interface.
Could we possibly get a monkey forum going. I'll do my best to document the innards, but I'm a software guy, so I'll be needing suggestions and hints.
1. It seems well made.
2. It wouldn't fool anyone as being real, but it is close enough to be in that area that is close enough to freak people out. (I'm thinking of putting it in my wifes bed for her to wake up to.... She already thinks it's too freaky).
3. It doesn't really have a long playablity value, I'm sorry to say. It needs more hacking interaction. You can program it, but after a while the sounds and facial expressions just aren't enough.
4. My goal. to hack it to accept commands from a computer. Hook up computers's sound to the voice output. Use festival speech systhisis to guide the monkeys mouth along with random facial expressions to tell me when I've got mail (and to possibly read it to me). I think also having camera's in the eyes might be interesting.
Moderator, if you do make a monkey forum, please move this post over. Otherwise I shall be forced to post monkey guts posts all over the robopet forum! :)