Inspired by the concept of the movie "Tron", we decided to digitize the dice and recreate the part of Cyber Universe in our world in order for you to become its' member .
This project appeared spontaneously - when we were creating the design of poker set for our past successful project Hero https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1553061112/heroes, we got an idea to allocate this project in a separate topic, as we believe this will be super interesting ...
The idea - the lines of "Wiring Diagram" - beyond which lies the information, on which the entire modern world is built. So that's how the design of the new dice made of wood such as oak, ash, maple appeared.
We've have created a prototype in order to achieve maximum quality, we are improving the lines on "wiring diagram" of our dice, in order to achieve the highest quality of laser cutting and visible to the eye lines and experimenting with depth of laser cutting, from 1 mm to 0.1 mm.
After numerous attempts to recreate the prototype of the dice from different materials, the wood proved to be the most appropriate. Because these schemes are very difficult to recreate on a real model. As it turned out, not every type of wood tree scan be used for this technology. Over 15 different types of wood have been tested, and we've chosen the best types for you to enjoy the quality of the picture.
We will continue to experiment. We are working on making our new dice of metal and plastic, and soon we show you the results and photos with the detailed description.
Types of wood are very different in color and density. So we think, it will be easier for you to tell us what type of wood you want (we will describe the types in the messages). Boxes can also vary in color, you can order them as random selection, and as your exact choice, but we guarantee you'll get the excellent quality and the natural wood .
Also, we promise you a wonderful smell of the wood from the laser engraving, as I'm a gourmet of natural odors. Like coffee and the smell of wood are not comparable to anything.
We're also working on reducing the cost of metal dice in our project. The first part of the complexity of the design based on the famous movie "Tron" was resolved by high-precision milling. But we need to move to the metal forming technology, and we have an agreement with a reliable manufacturer, but we need your support to achieve a line of $15,000 in order to be able to manufacture the metal dice.
T- Box with 4-8 dice (3d model)
Risks and challenges
We have tested the technology, made the prototype from 3 most famous hardwood: oak, ash, maple. We have also prepared a prototype of high quality white metal alloy of aluminum and yellow alloy of copper and have excellent results. Of course we have studied the characteristics of the metal like rusting, browning and weight; it is also important for throwing bones.
We're also working on moving to another manufacturing technology in order to reduce its' cost.
We do understand all the risks of the project organization as its our second this project. The first project was succesful https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1553061112/heroes and is nearing completion and sending rewards to investors, where we have tested our first dice and playing cards. Sometimes there are funny stories like we can not get through to the one of the investors to ask the size of T-shirt which he wanted so we'll have to send the random size.
Anyway,dear friends, we are ready to be in contact with you to resolve any issues and we look forward to your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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