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We've all been there. On minute your on a 'roll,' the next you roll a 1. You think "game over," until you realize how improbable this situation is. You than grab your opponents die and as suspected, it's loaded. Now, you havge two options; stop playing the public domain game "pig," or make the die equivalent of a double pendulum. 
 
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Step 1: Materials

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To build your Chaos Die you will need:
*super glue
*calculator
*knife set
*ruler
*sanding block
*paper and pencil
*tape measure
*caliper (optional)
*wood (I used a 0.923 X 0.644 X 91.440cm piece of balsa)
*6 rubber bands
*aluminum foil
* Pam cooking spray
*1 flash card

Step 2: Calculating main side length

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1. add the length of the wood and 6 times the wood's width

2. divide by 12


* x = (L + 6w)/12

my length is 8.082cm

Step 3: Calculating subside length

1. subtract the wood's width from the main side length

2. divide by 2


* y = (x - w) / 2

my length is 3.58cm

Step 4: Marking wood for main sides

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Make 6 marks on the wood. One ever length of the main side. 

Step 5: Cutting main sides

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Cut the wood at the marks you made.

Step 6: Marking wood for subsides

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Make 11 marks on the wood. One ever length of the subside. 

Step 7: Cutting subsides

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Cut the wood at the marks you made.

Step 8: Sanding

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Sand off the burrs left from cutting if you have any and flatten all ends of the wood.

Step 9: Centering

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Using a ruler or subside, mark on each main side where the edge of the subside will be glued.

Step 10: Glue prep

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Spray a piece of aluminum foil with the cooking spray. This step insures a delicious golden brown color. However, It's mostly for keeping the super glue from bonding to the foil.

Step 11: Gluing sides

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1. place a drop of super glue at the end of one subside

2. align main side and subside with hex wrench.

3. repeat on other side

4. once the glue has set, place them on a drying rack or off to the side

5. repeat for each main side
s (author) 3 years ago
That length was derived, sorry for not rounding off. That has corrected with the right number of sign.figs. along with all the others.

I don't have a ruler that can measure with that precision. I do have a caliper that can measure thousandths of a millimeter. Where I bought it was Lowe's.

As for the "tensegrity" idea, I think you gave me my next instructable. I hope you don't mind.

Text instructions were added, along with a few extra steps to help with the flow.

Thank you very much for critiquing my instructable. please feel free to comment If there is anything else.
Kiteman3 years ago
"my length is 3.57925cm"

Wow! Where did you get a ruler that measures down to one ten-thousandth of a millimetre??

Could you not "tie" the whole thing together by wrapping rubber bands around at angles etc? Think "tensegrity".

Also, a few text instructions would help.
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