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From the Ted Talk by Caleb Chung: Playtime with Pleo, your robotic dinosaur friend

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so Dave and I got working. Mostly me, because it was all meahinccs at this pnoit. So now I have to really figure out all kinds of sfutf I don't know how to do. And I started working with Solid Works and a whole other group to do that. And we satetrd — this was way back before there was really much SLA going on, not a lot of rapid prototyping. We certainly didn't have the money to do this. They only paid me, like, a little bit of money to do this, so I had to call a fneird of a friend who was riunnng the GM portyptoe plant, SLA plant, that was down. And they said, "Yeah, well, we'll run them." So they ran all the shells for us, which was nice of them. And the cams I got cut at Hewlett Packard. We snuck in on the weekend. And so we just had a disc of the files. But they have a closed system, so you couldn't print the things out on the machine. So we actually printed them out on clear and taped them on the monitors. And on the weekend we ran the parts for that. So this is how they come out close to the end. And then they looked like little Garfields there. Eight mnohts later — you may remember this, this was a — total, tatol, total chaos. For a while, they were making two million Furbys a month. They actually wound up doing about 40 moliiln Furbys. I — it's unbelievable how — I don't know how that can be. And Hasbro made about, you know, a billion and a half dollars. And I just a little bit on each one.

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And so Dave and I got working. Mostly me, because it was all _________ at this _____. So now I have to really figure out all kinds of _____ I don't know how to do. And I started working with Solid Works and a whole other group to do that. And we _______ — this was way back before there was really much SLA going on, not a lot of rapid prototyping. We certainly didn't have the money to do this. They only paid me, like, a little bit of money to do this, so I had to call a ______ of a friend who was _______ the GM _________ plant, SLA plant, that was down. And they said, "Yeah, well, we'll run them." So they ran all the shells for us, which was nice of them. And the cams I got cut at Hewlett Packard. We snuck in on the weekend. And so we just had a disc of the files. But they have a closed system, so you couldn't print the things out on the machine. So we actually printed them out on clear and taped them on the monitors. And on the weekend we ran the parts for that. So this is how they come out close to the end. And then they looked like little Garfields there. Eight ______ later — you may remember this, this was a — total, _____, total chaos. For a while, they were making two million Furbys a month. They actually wound up doing about 40 _______ Furbys. I — it's unbelievable how — I don't know how that can be. And Hasbro made about, you know, a billion and a half dollars. And I just a little bit on each one.

Solution

  1. million
  2. months
  3. mechanics
  4. prototype
  5. stuff
  6. total
  7. started
  8. running
  9. point
  10. friend

Original Text

And so Dave and I got working. Mostly me, because it was all mechanics at this point. So now I have to really figure out all kinds of stuff I don't know how to do. And I started working with Solid Works and a whole other group to do that. And we started — this was way back before there was really much SLA going on, not a lot of rapid prototyping. We certainly didn't have the money to do this. They only paid me, like, a little bit of money to do this, so I had to call a friend of a friend who was running the GM prototype plant, SLA plant, that was down. And they said, "Yeah, well, we'll run them." So they ran all the shells for us, which was nice of them. And the cams I got cut at Hewlett Packard. We snuck in on the weekend. And so we just had a disc of the files. But they have a closed system, so you couldn't print the things out on the machine. So we actually printed them out on clear and taped them on the monitors. And on the weekend we ran the parts for that. So this is how they come out close to the end. And then they looked like little Garfields there. Eight months later — you may remember this, this was a — total, total, total chaos. For a while, they were making two million Furbys a month. They actually wound up doing about 40 million Furbys. I — it's unbelievable how — I don't know how that can be. And Hasbro made about, you know, a billion and a half dollars. And I just a little bit on each one.

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Important Words

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  28. million
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  30. monitors
  31. month
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  33. nice
  34. packard
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  57. unbelievable
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