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March 30, 2011

Electronic Magic 8 Ball

at 9:39 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Remember those magic 8 balls that would help you make decisions? Well Pete Mills decided to make one but of course it isn’t filled with fluid this Magic 8 Ball is filled with electronic goodness. It is controlled by a ATMega328 and if you want to make your own Pete has posted the code here.

“You can see the mercury switch in the picture below.  It is hot glued to the lower left of the circuit board.  The header at the top connects the LCD which is mounted in the lid of this enclosure.  Space and time were limiting factors on this  build so, component layout was adjusted accordingly.  E.g. jamb the bits in where they fit.”