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Welcome to Pop Dice and thank you for taking a look at my project!

**YOU CAN NOW VIEW 3D MODELS OF THE DICE. CHECK BELOW FOR EACH DESIGN**

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http://kickingitforward.org

My name is Gavin Grant and the goal of this Kickstarter is to use the skills I have learned through my studies and apply them to hopefully create my very own shop and prototyping studio.  

After completing my B.F.A. in Industrial Design I recently moved to LA in search of a career path and have found myself wanting to create my own products with no means to do so. With all the knowledge I acquired, the next step would be to purchase and set up the prototyping equipment.  

That's where you come in! The first, and most versatile machine that I look to purchase is a 3D printer, specifically the Makerbot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer.These are incredible machines capable of creating almost anything you could imagine right before your eyes. By melting plastic and extruding it through a very precise computer controlled tip, the 3D printer is able to layer plastic piece by piece to create a 3D object, with no waste material! This machine also prints in PLA Plastic, a biodegradable, corn based plastic that produces no fumes when melted and is a completely renewable resource.

Since these are such powerful machines they come with a hefty price tag that I would never be able to manage without the success of this Kickstarter!  

Click the image below to track the progress of my project!

Here is an example of what these machines are capable of:  

Note: This is not my personal video, it is one of Makerbot's machines creating a spiral vase that would be extremely difficult through other processes.

 Pretty awesome right??

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Now that I've explained the process, let's talk about the rewards. I would like to present Pop Dice, a modern take on dice, featuring intricate patterns and every color of the rainbow!

I have sketched and designed 5 patterned dice that are able to be 3D printed in 13 different colors of PLA Plastic. That means there is a total of 65 different color and pattern combinations you could choose from!

All of the dice designs are an 18mm cube, slightly larger than the standard 16mm. This is for 2 reasons. First, the larger dice make the designs pop more drastically while keeping them easy to read. Second, this creates a more solid, heavier feeling die than it normally would be. These together make dice that feel natural and are very user friendly.

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PERFORMANCE TESTING:

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I have recently completed a roll test for Pop Dice. After 1000 rolls, these were the results:

1 = 185

2 = 174

3 = 163 

4 = 158

5 = 152

6 = 168

If the die rolled perfectly and fairly each number would be rolled 166.67 times out of 1000, but after taking deviation into account, with 90% confidence we would expect each number to be within 25 of 166.67. That means that our margin of error is from 141.67-191.67. Our standard deviation was 10.77, (approximately twice as fair as a Chessex and GameScience d20 for you gamers out there).

THAT'S GOOD NEWS! All of our statistics fall within that margin of error, meaning that Pop Dice can be assumed to be random and fair.

Dice Roll Test
Dice Roll Test

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5 Patterns to choose from:

5 Designs
5 Designs
Dice In Hand
Dice In Hand

Each of these patterns are shown in digital renderings to show detail, as well as photographs of the final products in White PLA Plastic.

Pattern 1: Snowflake Dice

Snowflake Dice in Neon Green
Snowflake Dice in Neon Green
3D Printed Snowflake Dice
3D Printed Snowflake Dice

Pattern 2: Standard Dice

Standard Dice in Red
Standard Dice in Red
3D Printed Standard Dice
3D Printed Standard Dice

Pattern 3: Spiked Dice

Spiked Dice Shown in Blue
Spiked Dice Shown in Blue
3D Printed Spike Dice
3D Printed Spike Dice

Pattern 4: Textured Dice

Textured Dice Shown in Yellow
Textured Dice Shown in Yellow
3D Printed Textured Dice
3D Printed Textured Dice

Pattern 5: Bullseye Dice

Bullseye Dice Shown in Purple
Bullseye Dice Shown in Purple
3D Printed Bullseye Dice
3D Printed Bullseye Dice

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GAMING DICE!

Full Set of Gaming Dice
Full Set of Gaming Dice

D4: 4-Sided Die:

D8 - 8 Sided Die:

D10 - 10 Sided Die:

D12 - 12 Sided Die:

D20 - 20 Sided Die:

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That covers all the patterns, now let's take a look at all the color options!

All Color Choices
All Color Choices

Basic Dice: White or Black PLA 

Premium Dice: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue or Purple PLA

Neon Dice: Neon Pink or Neon Green

Color Changing Dice: Photochromatic Blue or Photochromatic Magenta PLA

Glow-in-the-dark Dice: Glow-in-the-dark Green PLA

YOU MAY MIX AND MATCH COLORS AND DESIGNS FROM WITHIN YOUR REWARD TIER.

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Reward Tiers:

$10 - FIRST 50 BACKERS ONLY

Early Bird Special:This tier is a very special deal on one pair of Pop Dice! For being one of the first 50 backers, you get your choice of dice in White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue or Purple, and for only $10!

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$10 - One Basic Pop Die:

This is your chance to get any of the designs of Pop Dice. Choose Between White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple PLA Plastic.

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$12 - One Premium Pop Die:

Choose one of any of the designs in our Premium plastic choices, including Neon Pink, Neon Green, Photochromatic Blue, Photochromatic Magenta, and Glow-in-the-dark PLA Plastic.

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$15 - One Basic Gaming Die!  

Choose any of the gaming dice designs: D4, D8, D10, D12 or D20. Available in White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple.

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$15 - One Pair of Basic Pop Dice:

Choose from any of our 5 designs for one pair of dice that will be 3D printed in either White or Black PLA plastic.

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$18 - One Premium Gaming Die:

Choose any of the gaming dice designs: D4, D8, D10, D12 or D12. Available in Neon Pink, Neon Green, Photochromatic Blue, Photochromatic Magenta, or Glow-in-the-dark.

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$18 - One Pair of Premium Pop Dice:

Choose from our 5 designs for one pair of dice that will be 3D printed in PLA Plastic.

Please select the color you would like at the right. Choices are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue or Purple.

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$20 - One Pair of Neon Pop Dice:

NEON Pop Dice! Choose any of our 5 designs printed in NEON plastic. Choices include Neon Pink or Neon Green.

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$20 - One Pair Color Changing Pop Dice:

This plastic is amazing, it changes color in the sun! Starting as an off-white color it can change into either Blue or Magenta!

One pair of Pop dice in your choice of our 5 designs. Choose between Photochromatic Blue and Photochromatic Magenta PLA Plastic.

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$22 - One Pair of Glow-in-the-dark Pop Dice:

That's right, GLOW-IN-THE-DARK! Choose from any of our 5 designs and have it printed in Green Glow-in-the-dark PLA Plastic. Very cool.

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$25 - Basic Game Set (2 Pairs of Basic Dice):

2 Pairs (4 dice total) of your choice between our 5 designs. Basic dice come in either White or Black PLA Plastic.

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$30 - Basic Gaming Set:

Basic Gaming Dice Set: A full gaming set with one die of each D4, D6, D8, D10, D12 and D20. Available in White, or Black.

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$30 - Premium Game Set (2 Pairs of Premium  Dice):

2 Pairs (4 dice total) of your choice between our 5 designs. Premium dice come in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, or Purple PLA Plastic.

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$35 - Neon Game Set (2 Pairs of Neon Dice):  

2 Pairs (4 dice total) of your choice between our 5 designs. Neon dice come in either Neon Pink or Neon Green PLA Plastic.

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$38 - Color Changing Game Set (2 Pairs of Color Changing Dice):

2 Pairs of Pop Dice (4 Dice total) in your choice of our 5 designs. Choose between Photochromatic Blue and Photochromatic Magenta PLA Plastic.

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$40 - Glow-in-the-dark Game Set (2 Pairs of Glow Dice):  

2 Pairs (4 dice total) of your choice between our 5 designs. Glow-in-the-dark dice are printed in Green Glow-in-the-dark PLA Plastic.

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$40- MASTER SET Pop Dice: 

3 Pairs of Pop Dice (6 Dice total) in your choice of our 5 designs. Choose between White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple PLA Plastic.

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$45- MASTER SET NEON Pop Dice: 

3 Pairs of Pop Dice (6 Dice total) in your choice of our 5 designs. Choose between Neon Pink and Neon Green PLA Plastic.

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$48 - MASTER SET Color Changing Pop Dice:

3 Pairs of Pop Dice (6 Dice total) in your choice of our 5 designs. Choose between Photochromatic Blue and Photochromatic Magenta PLA Plastic.

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$50 - MASTER SET GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Pop Dice: 

3 Pairs of Pop Dice (6 Dice total) in your choice of our 5 designs. 3D printed in Green GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PLA Plastic.

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$50 - Full Set of Gaming Dice in ANY color:

A full gaming set with one die of each D4, D6, D8, D10, D12 and D20. Available in White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Photochromatic Blue, Photochromatic Magenta, or Glow-in-the-dark.

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$60 - Dessert Pack (5 Pairs of Pop Dice):

Called the dessert pack for those of you who think everything looks so good you have to try one of each! One pair of each of our 5 designs of Pop Dice in any color combination you choose. Choose between White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Photochromatic Blue, Photochromatic Magenta or Glow-in-the-dark. 

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Thank you so much for taking a look at my project and I look forward to producing these dice with your help!

Risks and challenges

This process of manufacturing is very accurate, safe and reliable, so I am very confident that this project could be completed without any major issues.

The only concerns would involve obtaining materials as well as organizing orders, both of which would be very easily avoided with proper planning.

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    STL File for your own 3D printer!

    For $5 receive One STL file of your choice to use on your very own 3D printer. Each additional design please add $3.

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    MIX-N-MATCH Premium Plastic:

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    Example: One Glow-in-the-dark and One Color Changing Magenta Die.

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    Basic Game Set:

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    Basic Gaming Dice Set: A full gaming set with one die of each D4, D6, D8, D10, D12 and D20. Available in White, or Black.

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    MASTER SET Pop Dice:

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    MASTER SET GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Pop Dice:

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    Full Set of Gaming Dice in ANY color:

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    Dessert Pack, One of Each Design and Color!

    Called the dessert pack for those of you who think everything looks so good you have to try one of each! One pair of each of our 5 designs of Pop Dice in any color combination you choose. Choose between White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Photochromatic Blue, Photochromatic Magenta or Glow-in-the-dark.

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    Monstrous Package!

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