Alexa Hack Creates Hilarious (Creepy?) Talking Skull

Amazon’s Alexa, the voice controlled personal assistant that made its first appearance in the Echo smart speaker a couple years ago, is now showing up in dozens of consumer electronics products, including more speakers, TVs, lamps, refrigerators—you name it.

Even a talking skull…

Mike McGurrin, aspiring roboticist, has adapted Alexa into a creepy talking skull that moves its head and looks around while responding to questions. As you’ll see in the video, hearing the well-known female voice coming from a floating skull can be a little disconcerting.

If you’re interested in building your own talking head, McGurrin reveals his methods here.

If you start now, you might be ready in time for Halloween. Just think, a whole new way to scare trick-or-treaters.