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Friday, January 18, 2013

My Pringles Dice Tower Build

I spoke before about a dice tower made of pringles cans. I also mentioned a project that I want to work on where I build an automated dice tower to test the balance of 3D printed dice. Believe it or not that project is going forward. Since that means I'll need some dice towers (plural because I don't trust the randomness of the traditional slide based dice towers) and since my daughter is terrible at rolling dice for Heroica, I had the perfect opportunity to do a practice run.

The supplied I used is an empty can of salt and vinegar Pringles and a donut box. The theme of this build is "I don't need no stinking resolutions.
After cutting slants in the pringles can with a metal blade saw (fine tooth, less tearing) I put the cardboard in the slot, draw around the shape, and cut it out with some tabs for a perfect fit.
For the last one I had to add a little extra for the exit ramp. Cutting the exit hole was more challenging that I thought. For some reason drawing a curve on a curve isn't easy.
Finally, since this one is for my daughter, a little bit of cardboard and polish is in order. A little Heroica decoration and we're done. My daughter is already thrilled by it and can't wait until we play a game this weekend.

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