What are Floating Face Dice?
Floating Face Dice are precision machined from a solid piece of metal into 2 pieces. The middle of the die is loose and moves freely, but will not separate from the outer cage.
See images below where I have highlighted the Outside Cage in red and the Inside Floating Center in Gray.
These Cool and Unique dice are made by machining around the edges of every side of the dice. Each side is machined to the depth where it intersects the other machined sides. By doing this the center is now able to float around and be separate from the outer cage. The Aluminum dice are milled to shape and then anodized. That way the numbers and the floating feature machined into each side will show off the bare aluminum and give a really good contrast to the anodized surface!
Interactive 3D Model of Floating D6
How to Add-on Additional Dice
I get asked a lot about how you can order more than one set of dice. Kickstarter only allows you to select one reward but you can increase your pledge amount to include an extra award, or two, or three, or etc. Then after the project is over you can select what you ordered through the Backerkit system.
Please note that Early Bird Levels can not be an Add-On.
When you are pledging and choosing your reward please choose the highest reward level 1st then increase your pledge by the amount of the lower pledge level(s) that you want to add-on.
International backers because these dice are basically heavy chunks of metal so an extra $5 international shipping charges will be applied in Backerkit for every add-on you order.
You can add these additional funds through Kickstarter or you can add additional funds to your order through Backerkit to pre-order more dice than what is offered in just one selected reward level.
What Colors of Anodized Aluminum and what Heavy Metals will be Available?
Anodized Aluminum Colors:
- Stainless Steel
How these Precision Floating Dice are Made
My Previous Projects on Kickstarter
Why did I take my Projects to Kickstarter?
Precision Machined Dice are made one at a time on CNC Mills. This takes a lot of time, more time than I could ever put in on a Hobby Mill. So I need your help to launch these into mass production by commissioning a machine shop to produce these in bulk. The Machine Shop(s) that I work with have dozens of CNC machines to accomplish this task. Your pledges will go toward purchasing the Metal Alloys and to commission a machine shop to produce these in bulk. Your reward will be a set(s) of these beautiful one of a kind METAL Dice!
Risks and challenges
This is my 9th Kickstarter Project and my 4th Dice Project. Of the 5 projects that funded 3 of them have been metal dice projects. Every funded project has been 100% fulfilled. I know to expect the unexpected and how to set realistic/conservative timelines.
Depending on the number of dice that are ordered will obviously determine the time to produce all of the dice as well as ship all of them to the backers.
I plan on being as transparent as possible and provide regular updates because I know how it feels to not get a response to a burning question.
With my background in Product Development and being a Mechanical Engineer I know how to meet deadlines and expectations. But if something were to arise that is going to delay production or delivery I have been in that boat before and know how to push Manufacturers into pushing my item to the top of the list of priorities.
- (45 days)