The Project

Inspired by the Adventure Time character and a significative improvement over last year's version, BMO has a beautiful green exterior that houses a Pi Zero, two speakers, one microphone, a battery, colorful working buttons and front USB ports. The biggest additions are the battery, which lasts for 2 hours, and the new software, which allows BMO to translate voice to text and talk to you using animations based on dialogue from the TV show. And it can also play a lot of old games through RetroPie, like Game Boy Advance games, but you can also play more graphically intensive stuff like Playstation 1. These games can be played using the front buttons or external controllers


Team Comments

I chose to make this project because...

Because BMO is my favorite character from Adventure Time and I saw a lot of internet posts a while ago from people who tried to recreate it using Raspberry Pi or Arduino. So I emailed the guy who I thought had made the coolest BMO to also try creating my own version of the character.

What I found difficult and how I worked it out

It was really hard making all of the hardware fit in there, the original maker of this project (Bob Herzberg) used a screen with a slimmer board which was a little expensive, and I ended up cannibalizing a car rear camera screen to make my screen, which had a bigger board.

Next time, I would...

I would change the green paint job, it was done in two days as my time was limited, but if I were to do it again it would be very carefully and with more detail.

About the team

  • Brazil

Team members

  • Rodrigo