Magic 2 Ball #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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In the long tradition of fortune telling Magic 8 Balls I created a self-contained Magic 2 Ball running a Raspberry Pi Zero 2. When you shake the ball and turn it over, the answer tile is displayed on a round screen and the answer is spoken out loud. The 110mm diameter ball is 3D printed in three parts. The round color LCD screen has a 240 x 240 pixels resolution. The sound is high quality PCM and the ball’s orientation is read by a circuit board. The python programs and resources are maintained through a WIFI connection and additional answers can be added.

I had a full spool of dark blue 3D filament, so instead of an eight ball, mine is a Magic 2 Ball to match the color of the two pool ball. This project requires a steady hand and good vision for soldering the connections.

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