Friday, January 31, 2014

Interlocked Die

Photo by Kevin Cook

Six sided die where each side is a separate piece that interlocks with adjacent sides. Comes in regular and small sizes.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hiding Die

A six sided die, hollowed out and split down the middle with a simple twist and lock mechanism inside. Hide small items in the cavity. Just promise me you won't use it for anything that will get us both into trouble.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Maze Dice

Four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty sided dice with a maze on each side. Each of which is connected to the maze on the adjacent sides. Trace your way from any outside edge to the center where the number is. These are actually the second version of these dice. I didn't like the level of detail for the original versions I printed in White Strong and Flexible, so I changed them to make the numbers more prominent. I'm not including links to the first versions.

Here are some interactive views of each individual die so you can see what they look like. Remember, these views may not work with IE.

Four Sided Maze Die

Six Sided Maze Die

Eight Sided Maze Die

Ten Sided Maze Die

Twelve Sided Maze Die

Twenty Sided Maze Die

Friday, December 13, 2013

Geometry Die

Six sided die with geometric figures made of different numbers of sides representing one through six. A circle for the one side and a hexagon for the six. It's hard to find a two sided polygon, so a pair of arcs joined at their endpoints seemed like the best solution.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Rock Paper Scissors Dice

Two dice with rock, paper, and scissors hand gestures on the sides. Take all the tactics out of the game next time and replace it entirely with random chance. Yes, that's two dice. Once again I only included one in the interactive view above. It's just easier to see the different faces that way, but the model for sale on Shapeways comes with a matching pair.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tropical Pair O' Dice

Pair of yellow and green (if you order Full Color Sandstone) six-sided dice with palm trees on the One faces. Just a little pun that I thought needed to be made. They're available on Shapeways as the pair, but just to make it easier to see them I only put the one in the preview below. Remember, you may not be able to see it if you're using Internet Explorer.

The dice are actually based on a t-shirt design I came up with ages ago. As you can see, the dice were originally the island with the palm trees growing out of them.
You can get the shirt on Cafepress, Zazzle, Printfection, and Spreadshirt (both pixel and vector). Later I made a repeating pattern out of it for fabrics on Spoonflower and ties on Zazzle.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ball Bearing 6-Sided Die

Six sided die with ball bearings (1-6) on each side. With a .25mm clearance around the balls they should all move freely. I also made a slightly smaller version, by request, but I couldn't make it much smaller without getting a little too close to the minimum space needed for moving parts. They're wedged in there pretty tight so you'll need to take some time and break them loose. I recommend putting it in the freezer for a few hours. That loosened mine up. There's something strangely relaxing about rolling the bearings around and around in their tracks.

Regular size die. Photo by Kevin Cook
Small die on a quarter.