A software developer has turned his Alexa into a creepy talking skull and it’s the stuff of nightmares.
Well, to be fair, it’s actually pretty genius.
Computer and robotics enthusiast Mike McGurrin, gave his Amazon Echo intelligent personal assistant a dramatic makeover as part of what he calls The Yorick Project.
“I like to decorate for Halloween, including various talking skeletons that I’ve set up over the years,” he wrote in his blog.
“For Christmas 2015, my wife gave me a great 3 axis talking skull with moving eyes so I could upgrade one of the skeletons from just a moving jaw skull.”
Along with the talking skull, McGurrin used a Raspberry Pi and the AlexaPi – the open source client software for Amazon’s Alexa service – to create his terrifying-looking personal assistant.
But in case you were wondering, it’s not the first time someone has reconfigured Alexa with other objects.
Here’s Alexa masquerading as a Billy Bass fish, which actually inspired McGurrin to come up with his own version.
Billy Bass is nowhere as terrifying as a talking skull.