Glow Up Your Dice!




Introduction: Glow Up Your Dice!

About: I LOVE dice, I collect them!!! thousands of them.. and I throw and catch boomerangs for more than 20 years, over 14 years at tournaments. Archery is also a great fun, especially DIY arrows. And last but not le…

Everyone who loves dice also loves glow in the dark dice!

That's my DIY project to let them glow, but the idea behind it was to protect your eyes while "charging" the dice.

Only one basic idea, feel free to build similar boxes by yourself... and show them in the comments!

Have fun!

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Step 1: You Need...

  • a small box of footlocker or something similar you like, lockable to protect your eyes...
  • one or more cheap flashlights with 9 or more bright UV LEDs (got mine from for approx. 1 USD each)
  • some small wires and solder equipment
  • a small switch
  • a control LED (I used an UV LED, too)
  • a resistor for 4,5 V (if needed for the control LED)
  • a small strip of velcro (c) strip
  • the battery holder from the flashlight
  • and certainly some GLOW IN THE DARK dice!

Step 2: Build Your "charging" Box

watch the video!


  • remove the LED section with the reflector from the flashlight(s)
  • solder some wires from to the anodes an cathodes of the LEDs
  • also soldering the control LED (if needed, with resistor)
  • solder the switch with some wires, on end to the LEDs
  • soldering one end of the circuits to the battery holder
  • the other end ot the switch wires to the battery holder
  • glue the velcro (c) strip to the battery holder

=> ready soldered circuit

Step 3: Electronics in the Box

watch the video


  • drill two holes in the box for the control LED and the switch
  • glue the LED section with some glue and the battery holder with the velcro (c) strip in the top of the box
  • test!

and now....


watch the video!


put some glow in the dark dice in the box, close the top, charge them by pressing the switch, open the box!


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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    This is really cool! It looks a little hard to build, but really cool anyway.


    Reply 3 years ago

    No, very easy to build, less than 2 hours... 1 battery, 3 LED strings, 1 Switch, thats it!


    Reply 3 years ago

    I read it again and it looks a lot easier to make than I thought. I figured that you took a regular dice and somehow made it glow in the dark. Now that I know how it works, I think that it is a good idea! You have my vote.