Technology allies with esotericism to make your own fortune telling at home.
Superstitions and mysticism are not at odds with technology. Why leave your money with a fortune teller when you can use one Raspberry Pi Pico and create a automated tarot card reader. The chances of getting it right will be the same: pure chance.
A user named Echo-Lalia has posted this simple project on Reddit called tarot card reader. used a plate Waveshare RP2040-Pluswhich is a clone of the Raspberry Pi Pico, but with 4 GB of Flash memory instead of 2 GB.
Then you have created software that shows a random tarot card at the press of a button. Along with the letter, its meaning also appears, so that each one can interpret it as they please.
Fortune telling with a Rapsberry Pi
There is also a button to restart the application, which is equivalent to shuffle the cardswhen changing user.
A curious feature is that the application generates failures in the cards randomlysimulating that it has occurred a sudden power outageso that each one interprets it as they want.
As we see in the photos, and also in this video, the Waveshare RP2040-Plus card It is inside a plastic casing with an electronic ink screen Waveshare Pico e-Paper brand, which is 3.7 inches in size.
It also uses a button so that the cards of the tarot are generated faster, without animations, and a small speaker to produce esoteric sounds. It only needs 3 AAA batteries to work.
As we have commented, generate random tarot cardsfrom a deck of 76 cards. There is a 25% chance that the card will come out upside downand a 5% chance of a “failure”.
It is tarot card reader with raspberry pi It is a rather curious project, although its usefulness is questionable. But if you are looking for an original gift for a fan of esotericismyou can do it yourself.