This Magic Storybook writes itself

Once upon a time, there was a magical storybook that could write any tale you desired. This wasn’t just any ordinary book, but rather a creation of technology and innovation. The book was brought to life by artist Erin St Blaine and is called the Magic Storybook.

From the site:

The magnetic contact switch tells the book whether it is open or closed, so it can spring to life when a reader picks it up and go back to sleep when they close it. The USB microphone listens as a reader requests aloud the type of story they want, turning the NeoPixel light red to show it is listening, then green to indicate that ChatGPT is busy writing a story.

The book itself is an old poetry book sourced from a used book store and the touchscreen and Raspberry Pi are connected to ChatGPT to allow the book to write stories while the reader reads along – or dictates the next step.

You can build your own storybook with Adafruit’s build guide and it is looks like a lovely weekend activity for you and yours.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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