for the microbit competition.
Took the idea directly off of the inspiration page for "intermediate" coders. Give it a shake to see what the future holds. You can find the code on the link on the contest page. This is approximately the same size as the original magic 8 ball.
I decided to play with the "infinite wisdom part" and used an infinity symbol instead of "8" and the cones that go towards the center are to represent the infinity of space-time and the singularity of a black hole at the center. (google space-time & black hole)
Unfortunately, this will be a support heavy print more than likely. I tried to minimize as much as I could, but alot will still be needed.
Print only 1 of the spheres, and 1 of the mount plates
print solid, or with 4-5 walls & little infill (will reduce the plastic used in the cones)
I included 2 sphere versions 1 with supports already added (you may still need some from the bed to the bottom curve to get it started), and 1 without any supports so you can make your own with your favorite program.
The Mount plate has 2 versions; 1 with m4 nuts embedded in it and one with open nut holes.
If you print the version with the closed nut holes, once you've printed to the the top of the nut hole, pause the print right before the layer where it gets covered, and insert the m4 nuts. If your tolerances are off, to make it easier to insert the nuts, place them on a screw and then heat the nuts up with a lighter and press them into the insert.
The order of assembly for the battery/microbit part is (starting from top if you were looking at the 8 ball opening and use m4 screws to secure the battery assembly)
then secure this assembly to the sphere with m3 nuts and bolts.