Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Faraday Electronic Battery-less Die Roller!

Over on instructibles user Gadre created a electronic die roller that uses no batteries!  The concept is the same as those Faraday flashlights that use a bit of coiled wire and some rare earth magnets.  The magnets slide back and forth through the coiled wire to create an electric current!

I usually frown on electronic dice rollers, some are just annoying, some take forever, and some are just idiotic.  This one however is none of those, and pretty cool  in so much as it keeps the shaking motion when you're rolling dice! Shooka, shooka, shooka. This motion is needed to induce the electric current!  I'd say this is certainly one electronic die roller that has heart and soul!

Check out the instructible for a few extras such how to build your own roller, pcb's of the a finished board, and a finished pcb of the two dice roller version.  I'm going to see if I can make a three dice version, as everyone knows you need at least three for stat gen! Maybe even do a four version where the lowest is automatically dropped(the led's go out on that one)!

Here is a video of it in operation:

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