Laser-Cut Dice Tower Collapses to Pack Flat for Storage and Transport
When I stumbled upon Martin’s booth at World Maker Faire earlier this month I knew I was onto something. Turns out that something is a collapsible dice tower – and it’s great! Martin commented that perhaps the tower was quite large, that a smaller version would be ideal. But watching the video below you’ll notice the tray is actually able to accommodate quite a good number of dice – sometimes that’s incredibly useful. So if you’re gaming in a space where dice-rolling area is limited, or simply want to brand your dice tower with your Ork’s clan name or otherwise (“Wagghhhh!“), take a look at this tower. It collapses for easy transport and storage – the files are readily available here on Martin’s blog.
The final challenge for the dice tower was to make the baffles stay in the tower when picked up and to make them extend into the new catchment tray. The solution came in the form of a living hinge, a small flexible section at the bottom of the baffles that could slide out into the tray. Small lips on either side stop the baffles from falling out of the tower, but are small enough that the tower can still fold flat. I’m sure there are many things that could be improved upon so please let me know if you build one or make any changes (svg here)
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