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Decision-Making Meme Toys

The Magic GIF Ball Now Uses Random Memes for Playful Decision Making

— May 6, 2021 — Life-Stages
The Magic GIF Ball is the newest version of the well-known and trusted Magic 8-Ball decision helper. The iconic toy is over 70 years old now but continues to provide answers to life's most important questions with its upgraded meme version.

The Magic GIF Ball, designed by DJ Harrigan, will respond to questions with popular animated GIFs. This modernization of the classic toy was built and designed by Harrigan from scratch. He began with an oversized 8-ball in Fusion 360 and 3D-printed it. The custom design allows Harrigan to include the necessary support structures inside the toy to securely hold a Raspberry Pi 3A+, an 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, and a 1.3 inch 240x240 LCD display. This is to ensure that any vigorous shaking won't damage the inner hardware.

Image Credit: Gizmodo
Trend Themes
1. Meme Decision Making - Meme-inspired decision making tools are becoming popular and may disrupt traditional decision making methods.
2. Personalized Toys - Customizable and personalized toys are emerging and providing new play opportunities.
3. Upgraded Classic Toys - Retro toys being reimagined with new technology show potential for disruption in the toy industry.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The introduction of tech upgrades to classic toys creates disruption in the toy industry.
2. Digital Marketing Industry - Meme-focused decision making tools provide new opportunities for creative marketing campaigns.
3. Consumer Electronics Industry - The integration of technology into retro toys creates a potential market for innovative consumer electronics.
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