Cylon teddy bear is frakkin' scary

The DIY Web site Instructables posts a tutorial on how to create a Cylon robot teddy bear in the spirit of "Battlestar Galactica."

Photo of Cylon robot bear.
Guess who failed the Cylon detection test? Instructables

Looking for a new and imaginative way to terrify your kid? No, we're not talking about the Wiggles (though equally traumatic). Instead, why not try a duplicitous robot bear bent on destroying the human race?

The fine folks at Instructables have a tutorial for hacking a teddy bear into a Cylon killing machine from "Battlestar Galactica." The project seems fairly simple and cheap, especially if you already have a suitable teddy bear that you're willing to perform some surgery on. With a $15 kit from ThinkGeek, a cheap voice memo recorder, scissors, and some basic soldering skills, you can turn a child's cuddly friend into a cold-blooded robot assassin in less than an hour.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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