The Magic 8 Ball is a fun toy that answers yes or no questions in a variety of ways. There are twenty different responses that it can give (10 positive, 5 non-committal, and 5 negative). A different answer is written on each face of a 20 sided die that floats in a blue liquid.
Each time you turn over the 8 ball it randomly displays one of the answers. This can be an amusing way to speculate about life's many questions, but it lacks versatility. So I decided to augment my Magic 8 Ball with a digital picture keychain. This let me store up to 60 picture responses and I can change them whenever I want.
So today I am going to show you how to make a digital picture Magic 8 Ball.
Step 1: Cut Open the Magic 8 Ball
Step 2: Remove the Internal Parts
If you want to extract the die, you can open up the cylinder by removing the three screws. Handle the fluid with care, it will stain.