"Soon enough" : Hacking toys...

"Soon enough" : Hacking toys...

If you grew up in the 90s, this might give you a sense of childhood sentiment. At the Hackaday Superconference in San Francisco a few weeks ago, a Dutch hacker 'implemented the Tamagotchi singularity'. It's not the first time that a toy is hacked, and hacking a tamagotchi is even considered a hobby to some of us. This digital pet from Japan that lived in an egg shaped, key chain sized computer-like, has now been integrated into a simulated environment, the 'Tama-Hive', on the server. Where we used to have to feed it, love it and discipline it, they will now be able to live together in a singular network of tamagotchi's placed in a virtual world. In this network 13 tamagotchi's feed and care for themselves, and even play games with each other, get married and have children...

His project, the Tamanode, is also an egg-shaped Tamagotchi-viewer, in which he had to build a WiFi module to be able to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network, approach the Tama-Hive and scroll through your tamagotchi collection. As they now seem self-sufficient, you probably don't mind that they are less interactive and irritating!

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