Help me make my talking deer-billy-bass-whatever toy engage in eerily logical conversation.
I want to make some kind of toy or statue into a chatbot, like this Instructable
; for those who don't want to read the link, it's basically a mashup of a free chatbot AI, a text-to-speech program, and one of those toys that takes audio input through an aux. jack and speaks it. However, the toy mentioned in the Instructable (a talking deer head) is too dear (!) at $100. It's surprisingly hard to search Amazon for toys with auxiliary jacks for audio input. I'm sure there is more out there than what I've found.
So, hive mind: what toys or other weird novelty items do you happen to know of that take audio input (assumedly through an aux. jack) that I could use for this project? Alternatively, anyone know of a cheap speaker that is small enough to place inside a stuffed animal?
(This question made me think of Teddy Ruxpin, but that's not an option, as he uses weird cassette tapes, not an aux. jack.)