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This is the project that got Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass a little extra attention from the TSA on his way to MakerFaire Tokyo.  Here's an article about that...

We made this as way to demo a few things you can do with our apps, 123D Circuits and 123D Design :  Design circuits.  Simulate the circuits online.  3D Model online and prepare for 3D Printing.

Here's how it works - pick up the die, shake it, watch while the numbers change until it stops on a number between 1 and 6.  It's that simple... It's just like a real die except it's huge and has circuitry and a 3D printed enclosure.  So I'll admit - it's a little more involved than a tiny plastic die, but it's way cooler.

But don't take my word for it - You can make one too, the files are online.  Keep reading for the links.

 
 
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Step 1: The Online simulation

Picture of The Online simulation
You should see an embedded viewer of the virtual breadboard from the 123D Circuit project.  It should look similar to the image above.  

If you need help we have this getting started instructable.

Once you're in the viewer you can scroll around and zoom in and out.  If you want to start the simulation or make changes you first need to make this circuit your own.  Click this link to open the Accelerometer Dice circuit in the 123D Citcuits editor.  Once you're in press "Fork" to make a copy for you to have fun with.  Don't worry about screwing it up when you add your own stuff, our original will remain unchanged.

Oliverhall4 months ago

Nice project!

Hint: you can find the MMA7361 and other sensors for cheap on this website:

http://voltatek.com/en/sensors/82-mma7361-angle-se...

They ship from Canada.