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Magic 8 Thing is a DIY update to an old favorite

There are some toys out there that are such classics that we canít stand but to remake them in new and fun ways. A very bored and creative individual sought out for adventure by trailing around his house for parts to a modernized Magic 8 Ball.

Making use of an ATmega328, and LCD panel, and a mercury tilt switch, the Magic 8 Thing was born. It just wouldnít have been right to call it a ball or a block, as it is neither of the two. Itís still a toy, but looks like it should go inside of a stereo. Sure there are tons of other ways to have access to a Magic 8 ball and all of its infinite wisdom, but itís the process of making something that would make it fun. Well, that and getting answers completely by chance and letting it determine big decisions in our lives. You can head over to the project page to find out just how to make one of your very own.

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