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What birthday present to offer your sibling "who has it all"?
Your mother's voice patched in his/her car navigation system.
Costs nothing to make, just take your parents out for a drive and let your mother read the directions from a map. Record the conversations from the back seat and choose
the most hilarious phrases. Next you need cooperation from your sibling's partner for a cover to get access to the car navigation system software unnoticed.
When you give the present you just hand over an envelope with a destination which is difficult to find. Make sure to bring a camcorder when you all 'go get the present'. It is not the destination that counts, it is what happens along the way... (The DVD of that ride is a present for your mom's birthday).
I look forward to the comments!
RElated video on YouTube
Artificial voice? for GPS [csea, Oct 18 2006]
Mr T, Burt Reynolds, and soon, YOUR mum!
[zen_tom, Oct 19 2006]
Navtones.com sells the Tomtom voices
there is a 'wanted voices' forum called 'Your voice', but nothing about how to make your own custom voice, apparently it needs to be hacked still [rrr, Oct 19 2006]
Dynastic Dashboard Display
Similar. [DrBob, Oct 19 2006]
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