Atomic Dice: Triple Six & Quadruple Six Machined Dice
The revolutionary d(3x6) and d(4x6) polyhedron Gaming Dice. Now offered with numbered sides (numbered 1-18 and 1-24).
What are Atomic Dice?
Atomic Dice are unique 18 sided and 24 sided dice laser etched 1-6 with pips 3 times on the 18 sided and 4 times on the 24 sided. That's right these are d(3X6) and d(4X6) polyhedron dice made from 6061 aluminum metal. The d18 and d24 are the rare polyhedron dice and what I have done is taken the standard d6 with pips concept and multiplied it 3 and 4 times onto one die.
What are the perks:
1. Atomic Dice are highly durable and light weight
2. Variety of cool anodized colors with machined laser etched pips
3. First d(3X6) and (4x6) dice to ever exist, especially machined from metal.
4. Well what can I say these dice are just BONKERS!!! I wanted to create a cool set of dice that were absolutely different and FUN to shake, roll and show off! Now are you excited, I know I surely am because I truly feel I'm on the cutting edge of not only crafting but introducing a new type of dice to all gamer's out their. Transforming the rare d18 and d24 dice to a d6 dice with a lot more sides.
$11 per die US Backers- d(3x6) with pips or d18 numbered 1-18
$12 per die International Backers- d(3x6) with pips or d18 numbered 1-18 (Includes addtl. shipping)
$12 per die US Backers- d(4X6) with pips or D24 numbered 1-24
$13 per die International Backers- d(4x6) with pips or D24 numbered 1-24 (Includes addtl. shipping)
Time for some dice details:
What are these dice made from?
Atomic Dice are machined from 6061 aircraft aluminum so they are light weight and durable. Weighing only 0.4 ounces each and measure 18mm in dimension. You can choose from several different anodized colors when you pledge. So far those colors are Red, Blue, Black and Green as shown in the prototype images.
Will more colors become available?
Well we will just have to see how the campaign goes, but of course it is definitely in the plans.
Why do these cost a little more than your average dice?
Well simply speaking Atomic Dice are for one are not made from acrylic but crafted one by one on CNC milling machines from a raw block of aluminum metal. Secondly these dice do not just have 6 or 12 sides but have 18 and 24 sides, making the production a little more complex as special tooling and fixtures had to be made.Thirdly these dice are 18mm in size, just slightly larger than your standard 16mm gaming dice. Finally the overall anodizing and laser marking of the PIPS for each of the 18 and 24 sides.
So the prototypes in the images are the absolute amazing outcome of a product that all started from a computer aided design I created(seen below). I then was able to take my design and send to the manufacturing company that I have commissioned for the job. They specialize in production of prototyping, short and mass manufacturing.
1- Raw aluminum is cut into equal size blocks
2- CNC machine milling of metal to form dice
3- Once CNC milling is completed dice undergo a surface bead blasting and polishing process
4- Body of dice are anodized either Green, Black, Red or Blue
5- Laser marking of pips on all sides is completed
6- Quality assurance inspection
7- Product shipped: Mid October 2014
I truly enjoy designing and coming up with new ideas for dice. It has become not only a huge hobby but a part of my everyday life.
I will be clearly transparent and provide continuous updates to all backers during this complete process.
Thanks for taking this journey with me and backing my project!
Risks and challenges
There are always potential risks or obstacles in any project but I'm truly confident that production of the Atomic Dice will go smoothly without any hiccups.
Prototypes for each color of dice have already been created making it easy for my commissioned manufacturer to start production immediately, as a full plan for manufacturing has been put in place.
The only hurdle would be a possible small delay in shipment if there are an astronomical number of pledges.(But that's a good thing because then I know that Atomic Dice has become popular and you guys are excited about the product.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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