Loading Big Mouth Billy Bass with new songs is a conundrum that has fascinated not only hobbyists, but also lectronic engineers, such as Steve Ravet, and NASA scientists like Marsette Vona, who have dedicated many hours trying to get this '90s novelty to sing more than its standard repertoire of "Take Me to the River" and "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
While you don't need an advanced degree in robotics to make Big Mouth Billy Bass change his tune, you do need to have some knowledge in electronics. You also need to be skillful with a soldering iron.
Things You'll Need:
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Soldering iron
- Micro controller board
- USB cable
- USB stick drive
- Solderless breadboard
- 8 wires
Online help is available on many electronics forums. Big Mouth Billy Bass has drawn a huge fan crowd in the electronics community.
Jeva Anand began writing in 1988. He has worked as an educator, media-relations coordinator and copywriter, and collaborated with regional and national media such as "Indian Country Today." Anand holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of South Dakota. He currently works as a writer and translator.